Italian conductor Piero Gamba (born 16 September 1936 in Rome) passed away last Sunday in New York, his family announced. Gamba won the Arnold Bax Memorial Medal in 1962. He was, among others, Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 1971 till 1980. He was the chief conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia from 1983 to 1986, and conducted many other Australian orchestras during this time. He was the musical director and conductor of the SODRE National Symphonic Orchestra of Uruguay from 1994 till 1995 as well as from 2001 till 2004.

In the last years Piero Gamba lived in New York City, pursuing his career and teaching orchestra conducting.

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