Playing under von Karajan
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Charles Dutoit: 10 facts about the great conductor
3. Playing under von Karajan
Dutoit began his music career in 1957 as a viola player with various orchestras across Europe and South America. As a member of the Lucerne Festival youth orchestra, he played under Herbert von Karajan. When still in his early 20s, Dutoit was invited by Von Karajan to lead the Vienna State Opera.