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us: Hopkins, John, 1927-2013

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    • John Raymond
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    • us: Gopkins, Dzhon, 1927-2013
    • us: Гопкинс, Джон, 1927-2013
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    • found: Sculthorpe, P. Sun music I. [Phonodisc] 1967?
    • found: Oxford companion to Australian music, 1997 (Hopkins, John Raymond; b. July 19, 1927, Preston, nr. Hull, England; conductor, music administrator)
    • found: 678 field information, Dec. 27, 2013 (Hopkins, John Raymond)
    • found: Independent (online), viewed Dec. 27, 2013 (John Hopkins; b. John Raymond Hopkins, July 19, 1927, Preston, near Hull; d. Sept. 30, 2013, Melbourne; conductor who worked with the BBC in the 1950s, then forged a new career in Australia and New Zealand)
    • found: Saint-Saëns, C. Kont͡sert ... 1967?: disc label (Джон Гопкинс = Dzhon Gopkins, conductor)
    • found: Resonate magazine, 1 October 2013, via Australian Music Centre website, viewed January 6, 2016 (John Hopkins (1927-2013); One of Australia's most esteemed conductors and administrators, British-born John Hopkins OBE AM died in Melbourne late at night on 30 September [2013]. Born in Yorkshire on 19 July 1927, Hopkins was trained as a cellist with Haydn Rogerson at the Royal Manchester College of Music, then studied conducting with Joseph Lewis at the Guildhall School, London, and with Carlo Zecchi at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He became assistant conductor of the BBC Scottish Orchestra at a young age in 1949, then conductor of the BBC Northern Orchestra in 1952. Hopkins moved to New Zealand in 1957 where he lead the National Orchestra of New Zealand (later NZSO) as well as the New Zealand Opera Company, and founded the New Zealand National Youth Orchestra. In 1963 he moved to Australia where he soon became recognised as an innovator. As Federal Director of Music for the ABC - a leadership position responsible for the activities of all the then ABC orchestras - he oversaw the most vibrant and prolific period in terms of performances of Australian music new and old. Hopkins conducted the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, and completed numerous overseas tours to conduct orchestras from Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, the USSR, Canada, the USA, South Africa and Japan. Other career highs included becoming the founding Dean of the College of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts, and enjoying a six-year tenure as Director of Sydney Conservatorium of Music. John Hopkins was Convenor of Conducting and an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Music at the University of Melbourne) {}
    • found: Wikidata, January 6, 2016 (John Hopkins; Australian conductor)
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    • ML422.H665
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    • 1983-05-10: new
    • 2016-02-26: revised
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