Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians

Vasily Petrenko Chief Conductor
Libor Pešek KBE Conductor Laureate
Sir Andrew Davis CBE Conductor Emeritus
Ian Tracey Chorusmaster Adopted by C van Solkema in memory of Roz Kelly

As members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, our musicians are part of an ensemble that brings together talent from across the world. To find out more about the musicians, their first musical memories, what they might be doing if they weren't a musician.... Click on their instrument section.


First Violins
Thelma Handy Leader Adopted by Jane and Stephen Howarth
Adi Brett Associate Leader Adopted by Dr WE & Mrs JM Kenyon
Andrew Harvey Joint Assistant Leader
Mihkel Kerem Joint Assistant Leader
Martin Richardson Adopted by Tim & Julia Jones
Concettina Del Vecchio In Memory of Mary Riddoch, Adopted by Richard & Jenny Bryson
Alexander Marks Adopted by anonymous patron
Stephan Mayer Adopted by Carmel Stewart
Ruth McNamara Adopted by Alma Griffiths
Susanna Jordan Adopted by Peter R Brooks
Elizabeth Lamberton Adopted by Mike and Joanne Jones
Emily Mowbray Adopted by Alan Turnock
Minn Majoe

Second Violins
Kate Richardson Section Leader Adopted by Mrs Jean Bingham, Mrs Elizabeth Hargreaves, anonymous patron
Róisín Walters Adopted by Alan Turnock
Sophie Coles Adopted by anonymous Patron
Kate Marsden Adopted by Dr E Vivori
Martin Anthony Burrage † Adopted in memory of Mrs Anne Wolff
James Hutton † Adopted by Robin and Ann Moor
Justin Evans † Adopted by Rob & Val Howell; Mrs Alison Cohen; Romain Rabot, Catherine Wall, Lesley Smith & In Memory of Sir Harold Kroto FRS.
Sally Anne Anderson Adopted by Mr and Mrs J P Monaghan
David Rimbault Adopted by Margaret Metcalf In Memory of John
Olga Smolen Adopted by Victor Greenberg
James Pattinson Adopted by Judith Rigby
Lukas Hank Adopted by Dorothy Taylor & Jill Conlan
Frances Evans Adopted by Michael D Handley & Edward J Davies

Catherine Marwood Section Leader Adopted by Alma Griffiths
Vicci Wardman
Section Leader Adopted by Alma Griffiths
Gwendolyn Cawdron / Alex Mitchell Adopted by Jon and Sally Sheard
Robert Shepley Adopted by Eric Wright FRICS
David Ruby Adopted by anonymous patron
Richard Wallace † Adopted by anonymous patron
Fiona Stunden Adopted by Jean Cross
Rebecca Walters Adopted by Mr & Mrs J Rodgers
Rachel Jones Adopted by Robert & Pamela Ferguson
Sarah Hill Adopted by anonymous patron
Ian Fair Adopted by anonymous patron; Valerie & Elfed Morgan

Jonathan Aasgaard Section Leader Adopted by Hugh and Juliet Morton, Brian Higgins & in memory of Colleen
Hilary Browning Adopted by Mrs P Browning
Ian Bracken Adopted by Michael D Handley and Edward J Davies
Gethyn Jones † Adopted by Michael & Yvonne Dempsey and an anonymous patron
Stephen Mann † Adopted by CA Reilly
Ruth Owens Adopted by Mr and Mrs D Hugo, Julia Westwell
Alexander Holladay Adopted by Viv Hollinshead
Mark Lindley Adopted by Martin Rogers

Double Basses
Marcel Becker Section Leader Adopted by Paul and Christen Herbert
Jamie Kenny Adopted by Chris Kedge
Ashley Frampton † Adopted by anonymous patron
Nigel Dufty Adopted by Teri Holmes
Anthony Williams Adopted by Captain and Mrs Taylor
Laura Murphy


Cormac Henry Section Leader Adopted by Gill Porter

Sameeta Gahir Adopted by Jeremy Patterson-Fox

Jonathan SmallSection Leader Adopted by Dr S and Mrs B Grant; Mrs Valerie Connolly
Ruth Davies Maestro! Tour Management and In Memory of Mary Riddoch

Cor Anglais


Bass clarinet
Ausias Garrigos-Morant

Nina Ashton Section Leader Adopted by Howard and Sue Rogers
Rebekah Abramski Adopted by Peter R Brooks

Gareth Twigg Adopted by Sue and Roger Greenwood


Timothy Jackson Section Leader Adopted by Robin Bloxsidge and Nick Riddle
Simon Griffiths Adopted by Oswestry Concert Goers
Timothy Nicholson Maestro! Tour Management and in memory of Joan McLarnon
Christopher Morley Adopted by Cornicopia

Rhys Owens Section Leader Adopted by Sheila Loyden
Paul Marsden Adopted by Roland Zollner & Colin Parr
Richard Cowen

Tenor Trombones
Simon Cowen Section Leader Adopted by Alan Platt & Mr Eric Jennings
Simon Powell Adopted by Peter Urquhart & Mr Eric Jennings

Bass Trombone
Simon Chappell Adopted by Peter and Gwen Goodhew & Mr Eric Jennings

Robin Haggart Adopted by BA Proctor, and anonymous patron

Neil Hitt Section Leader Adopted by Liz Christie in memory of Stuart

Graham JohnsSection Leader Adopted by Mr WJ and Mrs CJ Bowley
Josephine Frieze Adopted by Peter and Susan Rathe
Scott Lumsdaine Adopted by John and Patricia Britland Horne

Elizabeth McNulty Section Leader
Adopted by Michael D Handley & Edward J Davies

† denotes Honorary Life Member of the Society

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