We have been notified of the sad passing of Guido Ajmone-Marsan, a student of Franco Ferrara and a Solti prize winner. He was 67.
Guido conducted the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in its early years, from 1991 – 1995. He was Principal Conductor of the Gelders Orkest in Arnhem (1982-86), Chief Conductor of the Orchestra of Illinois (1983-88), and music director of the opera in Essen, Germany (1986-90).
He went on to guest-conduct the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco Symphony, LSO, Philharmonia, RPO, BBC, Orchestre de Paris, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filharmonica della Scala and more. His last engagement were with New Zealand Opera.
His death, in November, has just been made public.