He was a violinist born in England who emigrated to the United States.
He became a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Orchestra in the 1960s and stayed with them for more than three
decades. During this time he
performed at countless concerts and recordings, made
“instruments” to be used by the percussion section of the
orchestra, was the Philharmonic’s ICSOM delegate and played with the
offshoot Rochelle Abramson Ensemble at the South Bay Chamber Music Society
Outside of his classical recordings he is known to
have appeared on albums such as Lay Some Happiness On Me by Dean
He and his wife moved to Langley on Whidbey Island,
Washington after his retirement in 1995 where he became a much loved and
active member of the community and co-founded the Whidbey Island Center of
the Arts and the Saratoga Chamber Players.
He passed away from cancer when he was 75 years old
leaving behind a legacy that includes orchestras using the “revolving
strings” system, the musician’s union using the “Rule of
90” retirement rule and the survival of the Saratoga Woods.