Martin Richardson

First Violin

Adopted by Tim Jones

What was your earliest musical experience?

Trying to play recorder at primary school - and failing.

If you weren't a musician, what would you be?

Probably a premiership footballer with a long-term injury. Otherwise, work as an antique clock restorer in my father's business. I also wouldn't mind having a go at being Prime Minister either!

What is your most memorable moment with the Orchestra so far?

I have a very short memory, but probably having my photo taken on the Kop with the European Cup, while playing the violin in 2005! Also Shostakovich's 8th Symphony.

What is your favourite Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra recording?

It has to be our Shostakovich CD, Symphonies 5 & 9. When I’m not listening to the Orchestra, I love Pink Floyd, Queen and other greats.