Sir Colin Davis
Manager: Ronald A. Wilford
Management Territory: Worldwide
Sir Colin Davis 1927-2013
Sir Colin first conducted the LSO in 1959 and became Principal Conductor in 1995. He was the longest serving Principal Conductor in the LSOís history and has been at the head of the LSO family for many years. His musicianship and his humanity have been cherished by musicians and audiences alike.
Sir Colinís role in British musical life was immense. Alongside his commitment to the LSO, he forged special relationships with the Royal Opera House, the BBCSO, and the English Chamber Orchestra, as well as . . . mentoring many young performers and conductors at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School.
He was internationally renowned for his interpretations of Mozart, Sibelius and Berlioz, and music lovers across the world have been inspired by his performances and recordings.
Sir Colin passed away after illness on Sunday evening, 14 April, at the age of 85. He will be remembered with huge affection and admiration by the LSO and our thoughts are with his family at this time.
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