Biographies

This page is an index to the biographies and photographs of people associated with the York Symphony Orchestra, and referred to elsewhere in this website, including conductors, leaders and soloists.

Edward Bairstow – Conductor, 1913-1915
David Blake – Conductor 2002-2005
Leonard Borwick – Piano soloist, November 1908
Leslie Bresnen – Conductor, 1995-2002
Sarah Beth Briggs – Piano soloist, December 2000
Sally Burgess – Mezzo-soprano soloist, July 2005
Elinor Carter – Mezzo-soprano soloist, June 2003
Nora Clench – Violin soloist, November 1904
Samuel Coleridge Taylor – Composer; Conductor, March 1905
Kathryn Coombes – Piano soloist, March 2011
Alexandra Dariescu – Piano soloist, June 2008, July 2010, June 2012, November 2012
Fanny Davies – Piano soloist, March 1911, November 1912
Joan Elwes – Soprano soloist, February 1926 (photo only)
Peter Fisher – Violin soloist, March 2007, March 2009
Simon Fox – Cello soloist, December 1996, March 2001
Takane Funatsu – Violin soloist, June 2004
Roger Garland – Violin soloist, November 2004
Edward German – Composer; Conductor, November 1903
John Godfrey – Conductor, 1986-1988 (photo only)
Frederick Grinke – Violin soloist, February 1961, November 1964 (photo only)
Alan Hacker – Clarinet soloist, April 1995; Guest conductor, July 1995
Sir Ernest Hall, O.B.E. – Piano soloist
John Hastie – Guest conductor, June 1986 (photo only)
Caroline Hatchard – Soprano soloist, November 1913
Hazel Henderson – Leader, 1980-1985 (photo only)
Eric Horsley – Long-standing member
Martin Hotton – Conductor, 1980-1986 (photo only)
Alfred Hollins – Piano soloist, November 1906
Grace Huang – Violin soloist, July 2009
Jane Hyland – Cello solist, Novemebr 2004
Francis Jackson – Conductor, 1947-1980. Piano soloist, 1954-1985 (photo only)
Alasdair Jamieson – Guest conductor, March 2003; Conductor 2005-2015
Claire Jowett – Leader, 1989-present
Editha Knocker – Co-founder. Leader, 1898-1915 (photo only)
Eno Ko├žo – Conductor, 1994-1995
Maggy Lamb – Viola soloist, March 2008
Tim Lowe – Cello soloist, January 2011, March 2014
John Mackenzie – Guitar soloist, June 2007
Paul Mann – Conductor, 1989-1993
Shaun Matthew – Tuba soloist June 2015, Conductor, September 2015 ff.
Gina McCormack – Violin soloist, December 2002
J. Campbell McInnes – Baritone soloist, November 1910, March 1914
Laura Moody – Cello Soloist, November 2003
T. Tertius Noble – Founder; Composer; Conductor, 1898-1913
Herr Padel – Piano soloist, December 1900, November 1902, November 1913, January 1924
Josephine Peach – Piano soloist, July 1995, March 1999, March 2006
Melissa Phelps – Cello soloist, March 1981 (photo only)
Harry Plunket Greene – Baritone soloist, March 1908, March 1912
Olivia Ray – Mezzo-soprano soloist, December 2007
Sylvia Rosenberg – Violin soloist, November 1971
Phyllis Sellick – Piano soloist, February 1960 (photo only)
Cyril Smith – Piano soloist, February 1960 (photo only)
Mark Sykes – Horn Soloist, November, 2011
Will Todd – Composer; Conductor, July 2000
Dorin Tuca – Violin Soloist, March 2010
Catherine van de Weyer – Leader, 1985-1988 (photo only)
Frederic Waine – Conductor, 1946-1947. Soloist, 1948-1966 (photo only)
Gemma Webster – Piano soloist, March 2002, March 2004
Faye Williams – Piano soloist, March 2003
Leila Willoughby – Co-conductor, 1913-1915; Violin soloist, March 1908, April 1910, March 1913
Michael Zacherewitsch – Violin soloist, November 1911

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