Leonard Slatkin was born on September 1st, 1944. Brother Slatkin was a 1987
Leonard Slatkin was born on September 1st, 1944.
Brother Slatkin was a 1987 initiate of the Alpha Alpha Chapter and has conducted virtually all the leading orchestras in the world. Born to a gifted musical family, Slatkin began studying conducting with his father, followed by Walter Susskind at Aspen and Jean Morel at Juilliard. An early conducting debut as artistic director and conductor of the New York Youth Symphony launched an extraordinary 50-year career that has earned him six Grammys and thirty-three nominations, rank in the French Legion of Honor, and a U.S. National Medal of the Arts.
Over the years, Slatkin has led several orchestras; highlights include the San Francisco Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves as Music Director Laureate of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Directeur Musical Honoraire of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL) in France.
At the 49th National Convention in 1997, Brother Slatkin was awarded the Fraternity’s Charles E. Lutton Man of Music Award for his outstanding dedication to the arts as a composer and conductor.
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