Monday, September 15, 2014
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Charles Dutoit Marries

Charles Dutoit and his longtime partner were wedded Monday in San Francisco. The Philadelphia Orchestra's Swiss-born chief conductor, 73, married violinist Chantal Juillet, 49, an orchestra spokeswoman confirmed.

Charles Dutoit Marries

Charles Dutoit and his longtime partner were wedded Monday in San Francisco. The Philadelphia Orchestra's Swiss-born chief conductor, 73, married violinist Chantal Juillet, 49, an orchestra spokeswoman confirmed.

Juillet has most recently acted as Dutoit's assistant, but the two are established artistic collaborators. She joined the Montréal Symphony Orchestra (of which Dutoit was music director) in 1985 and became concertmaster in 1990. She has led the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival since its founding in 1991; Dutoit has been artistic director of the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer series at Saratoga Springs since 1990. She studied at the Juilliard School and Indiana University.

It is Dutoit's fourth marriage. He was married to pianist Martha Argerich from 1969 to 1973, and in the 1980s to economist Marie-Josée Drouin (now Marie-Josée Kravis, the current wife of financier Henry Kravis). His first marriage was to Ruth Cury.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association on Monday sent two dozen white roses to Juillet and Dutoit in California.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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