Jeffrey Tate, British conductor, Died at 74


Sir Jeffrey Philip Tate was born on April 28, 1943, in Salisbury and died on June 2, 2017, in Bergamo.

He was an English conductor.

He was born with spina bifida, and also has kyphosis.

Tate’s family moved to Farnham, Surrey when he was young and he attended Farnham Grammar School between 1954 and 1961 gaining a State Scholarship to Cambridge University, where he directed theatre productions.

He initially read medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge (1961–64), specializing in eye surgery.

He later worked at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, before giving up his clinical career to study music at the London Opera Centre.

Tate became a repetiteur and a coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, under the tutelage of Sir Georg Solti.

He died due to heart attack.

Jeffrey Tate passed away at 94 years old.