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Eduardo Mata

By D Magazine |

Eduardo Mata has been music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1977. He served as principal conductor and musical advisor of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra from 1947 through the 1977-78 season. Since 1978 he has also been active on a regular basis with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducting both concerts and recordings. Hailed in the early 1970s as “a future master conductor,” he has now become one of the leading podium personalities of his generation.

In his native Mexico, Mata has served as artistic director of the National Symphony in Mexico City and as technical director and principal conductor of the prestigious Casals Festival. He also served as artistic director of the National Opera in Mexico City from 1983 to 1985. In the United States, Mata has conducted the Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta and Pittsburgh symphonies, the Cleveland and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestras,

In 1988, Mata announced the extension of his contract with the DSO, through the 1992 season, increasing his tenure with the orchestra to 15 years.