Auditorium Parco della Musica pays tribute to late Italian conductor.The roof gardens of Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica have been named in honour of Claudio Abbado, the internationally celebrated Italian conductor, who died in his hometown of Bologna in 2014 aged 80.
Abbado conducted most of the world’s top orchestras. He was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor at the Chicago Symphony orchestra. He had also been musical director at La Scala and Vienna State Opera.
He was appointed a life senator in 2013, a position granted by the Italian president to personalities who have shown extraordinary scientific, social or cultural merit.
In addition to his career as a conductor he was also dedicated to encouraging musical talent among the young, especially in Europe, and founded several new orchestras, the European Youth Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Mozart Orchestra.
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Rome Auditorium honours Claudio Abbado
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM, Italia