1 January 1917
Georg Tintner - Doctor of the University
During his musical career, Georg Tintner was described by a number of musical commentators as 'one of the greatest living conductorsn' of classical music. Born in Austria in 1917, he moved from his homeland in 1938 to escape the persecution that many Jewish people were experiencing across Europe during this time. He settled in New Zealand, before moving to Australia in 1954 where he took up a number of high-level musical director rolls around the country. Tintner also enjoyed international success, holding senior conducting positions in South Africa, England, and Canada. Our University recognised the work of this outstanding conductor/composer by making him a Doctor of the University in 1999.