February 28, 2019

André Previn Dies at 89; the Famed, Award-winning Artist Was a Member of CIM’s International Council

André Previn
Photo: A.P. Mutter

CIM joins the world in mourning the loss of André Previn, the legendary, celebrated and award-winning composer, conductor, pianist and music director and member of the CIM International Council. He died today at his home in New York City at age 89.

Born in Germany in 1929, Previn was an icon in every musical category imaginable – composing, conducting and performing of classical, jazz and pop music all over the world.

He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, four Academy Awards and 10 Grammy Awards.

Throughout a nearly 70-year career, Previn served as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and the London, Houston and Pittsburgh symphonies.

“Not only did André Previn compose numerous award-winning scores for Hollywood films, he was also a jazz artist who performed with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and served as conductor for some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras,” said President and CEO Paul W. Hogle. “His music and art knew no boundaries. I’m so proud that we can say he served as a member of CIM’s International Council. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and colleagues.”