and educator and son of world-renowned conductor and violinist, Sir Neville
As a lad, he sang in the Choir of King’s College at Cambridge. He became of member of the National Youth
Orchestra in 1968. His musical
education included stops in Hanover, Germany, where he studied under the watchful
eye of Hans Deinzer, and Oxford University.
In 1977, he
made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sergiu Celibidache. He served as guest principal on the LSO’s international tour in 1983. By 1986, he was Principal Clarinet
of both the LSO and Academy
of St. Martin in the
Fields, which was conducted by his famous father.
with whom he has worked include the Chilingirian
Quartet, the London Mozart Players, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Sacconi Quartet, and the YouTube Symphony.
He gave the
world premiere of “Clarinet Concerto, Op. 30” by Douglas Weiland with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra at the Marriner Festival in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall on 19th
September 2010, he and bassoonist Rachel Gough and the LSO offered up the
“Duett-Concertino” by Richard Strauss
at Barbican Hall. It was
sandwiched between “Concerto for Orchestra No. 1”
(“Naughty Limericks”) by Rodion Shchedrin and “Symphony No. 5” by Gustav
participated in the Buxton Festival in 2012 where he collaborated with
pianist Stephen Barlow and the Sacconi
Quartet. He and Stephen
interpreted “An die musik, Standchen” by Franz Schubert, “Carnival in
Venice” by Alamiro Giampieri,
“Concertino in E flat, Op. 26” by Carl Maria von Weber, “Entracte” from La forza del destino
by Giuseppe Verdi, “Four Pieces, Op. 5” by Alban Berg, and
“Sonatina” by Joseph Horovitz.
His set with the Sacconi Quartet included
the “Clarinet Quintet” of Johannes Brahms.
which he appears include: Favourite Movie Classics, The Most Unforgettable Mellow Classics
Ever and Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622/Bassoon
Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 with the London Mozart Players; Gerald Finzi: Clarinet Concerto/Nocturne/Eclogue,
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.
622/Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 and Weber: Clarinet
Concertos Nos. 1 & 2/Concertino for Clarinet with the Academy of
St. Martin in the Fields; Ginastera: Panambi/Estancia
and John Tavener: The Repentant Thief with the
LSO; the soundtrack album, Inspector
Morse Volume 2; and, Mozart: Clarinet Quintet/Oboe Quartet with
the Chilingirian Quartet.
In the field
of music education, he has worked as an adjudicator in competitions,
orchestral coach and woodwind consultant, taught master classes, and served
on the faculties of Accademia de la Musica in Rome
and the Royal Academy of Music.