Sir Colin’s role in British musical life was immense. He became principal conductor of the LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) in 1995 and was its longest serving prinicpal conductor. Alongside his commitment to the LSO, he forged special relationships with the Royal Opera House, the BBCSO (BBC Symphony Orchestra), and the English Chamber Orchestra, as well as mentoring many young performers and conductors at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School.
Lebrecht Music & Arts has photographs of all the different stages in Sir Colin Davis’ career in London, Paris and St Petersburg and the BBC Proms.
Gustavo Dudamel at the Barbican 16 March 2013 conducts The Gospel According to the Other Mary – opera by John Adams. With Kelley O’Connor as Mary and Troy Ogilvie (dancer). Directed by Peter Sellars. Performed by Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Russian pianist Sviastoslav Richter discussing his forthcoming performance of Mozart’s piano concerto in B flat major at the June 1965 Aldeburgh Festival with its conductor, Benjamin Britten. Their location is Blythburgh church, Suffolk. Photographer: Brian Seed.