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David Atherton
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Born in Blackpool, Lancashire
Born on 3rd of January 1944

Born 1944 - English conductor.


After studying at Cambridge he became the youngest-ever conductor of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts in 1968. Other appointments include resident conductor at the Royal Opera House (1968-79), and principal conductor and music director of San Diego Symphony Orchestra (1980-87) and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (1989-2000).

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