The Conductor and FCMG President Sir Colin Davis has died at the age of 85.
Sir Colin Davis, CH, CBE was an English conductor and was President of FCMG since 1997. His repertoire was broad, but among the composers with whom he is particularly associated are Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Sibelius, Stravinsky, Tippett and of course Britten. FCMG performed under him several times, most recently in 2004 at the BBC Proms where he conducted Britten’s War Requiem.
Born in Weybridge on 25 September 1927, Sir Colin studied clarinet at the Royal College of Music, going on to play in the band of the Household Cavalry during his military service.