Simon Rattle: Artist of the Year 1993
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Gramophone Awards: Artist of the Year over the years
3. Simon Rattle: Artist of the Year 1993
Sir Simon Rattle will forever be remembered as the conductor in the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, but his career began decades before. In 1974 he was made assistant conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and became Principal Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1980.