Japanese conductor Yoichiro Omachi, died on Feb. 18, as it was reported now. He was 90. Omachi was born in Tokyo in 1931. After graduating from the composition department of Tokyo University of the Arts, he studied conducting at the Vienna Academy of Music, where he was inspired by conductors such as Herbert von Karajan and Karl Böhm.

In 1959, Omachi conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, before becoming a permanent conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in 1961.  In 1968, he was appointed as permanent conductor at the City Opera House in Dortmund in Germany. In 1980, he was the first Japanese to conduct at the Vienna State Opera, for which he worked from 1982 to 1984.

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