British Violinist Roger Stimson has Died, Age 73


A graduate of Royal Academy of Music (RAM), Roger Stimson studied beneath Hugh Maguire, principal of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Whereas at RAM, he served because the chief of its orchestra and chamber orchestra, ultimately successful the varsity’s Orchestra Prize.

Stimson went on to carry out because the principal violinist of the Welsh Nationwide Opera and as co-principal of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He additionally led the orchestra of the Vienna Competition Ballet and was a solo violinist with the London Balalaika Ensemble.

Having performed in a lot of the main live performance halls within the UK and toured internationally, he additionally labored as a composer and arranger. His authentic works embrace Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, a string trio, A Form of Sq. Dance for String Ensemble, and various songs — together with two to John Clare’s poems which have been carried out on the John Clare Competition. Moreover, he wrote violin and cello duets, Lunchtime Blues and Tangerine Tango, plus 17 songs for a youngsters’s story entitled The Quest for the Golden Orchid.

Together with cellist and composer Joanna Borrett, Stimson ran Fedora Strings, promoting a variety of authentic string preparations and compositions.

Our condolences to Mr. Stimson’s household, associates, and colleagues.


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