Adopted by Mrs P Browning
What is your earliest musical memory?
My mother singing to me.
What is your favourite Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra recording?
Hmm, tricky. I enjoyed recording the Manfred Symphony, especially as it was not a piece I knew at the time. It's very Vasily! Some of the lighter stuff is good too - I heard Pirates of the Caribbean on Radio 3 and it was great! And of course the Shostakovich Symphonies are a real undertaking, but tremendously exciting.
What is your most memorable moment with the Orchestra so far?
I really enjoyed the concert with Bryn Terfel, Simon Rattle and meeting Condoleeza Rice. Going back a bit, some of Tod's concerts had a special magic about them and I used to enjoy Junichi Hirokami's concerts a lot, especially the concert performance of Madame Butterfly.