It is with great sorrow that we have received the
sad news of passing of the Maestro Mr. John Lanchbery.
Mr. Lanchbery, one of the most leading ballet conductors today, passed
away on 27th of February in Australia.
He was working active on international fields of ballet, which include
the Principal Conductor of The Royal Ballet, Music Director of The Australian
Ballet, and Music Director of American Ballet Theatre. At New National
Theatre, Tokyo, he conducted F. Ashton’s "Cinderella"
in 1999, and for Asami Maki’s "La Bayadère" in
2000, he not only conducted the performances but also arranged the music
of this ballet, thus leading our ballet company to accomplish the higher
level of performances.
Here we extend our deepest condolences to his family and associates.