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Yan Pascal Tortelier (born 19 April 1947) is an internationally renowned French conductor and is the son of the late cellist Paul Tortelier.

Born in Paris, he has worked and recorded extensively with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester — for whom he was Principal Conductor from 1992 to 2003. He also made an acclaimed recording of French music with the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber which included the cello concertos of Saint-Saens and Honegger for Universal Classics. He is also currently the Principal Guest Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYOGB).

Tortelier served in the newly-created post of Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 2005 to 2008. He is currently the Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP).

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Preceded by
Vernon Handley
Principal Conductor, Ulster Orchestra
1989 - 1992
Succeeded by
Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Preceded by
Edward Downes
Chief Conductor, BBC Philharmonic
1992 - 2003
Succeeded by
Gianandrea Noseda
Preceded by
Principal Guest Conductor, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
2005 - 2008
Succeeded by
Leonard Slatkin
Preceded by
John Neschling
Principal Conductor, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo


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