Piero Bellugi, conductor and music director of what is now known as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra from 1954 to 1956, died Sunday in Florence, Italy. He was 87. |
Mr. Bellugi earned a degree in violin and viola at the National Conservatory of Florence and studied with Igor Markevitch, Rafael Kubelik, and Leonard Bernstein before taking his first position with what was then known as the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra in Davenport. He went on to conduct in Oakland, Calif., and Portland, Ore.
His European debut came in1960 in Milan. He was a regular guest conductor of orchestras and operas in Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Prague, Madrid, South Africa, North and South America, Russia, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand and Italy.
His son, David Bellugi, soloed with the QCSO on recorder in 2006.
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