johann strauss

This led, on my return as LSO leader in 1976, to the founding of the annual New Years Concerts, first at the Royal Albert Hall and then the Barbican.
The final concert was in 2015 having reached the landmark number of 40 consecutive years.
That was made up of 25 with the LSO, one with the BBC Concert Orchestra, 13 with the RPO and one with the LPO.

An interest in conducting started during the three absent years, 1973 to 1976, when I left the LSO "temporarily" and began conducting youth orchestras and directing Viennese concerts "from the violin"

This led to several recordings with the LSO, four of which are illustrated below

I have been made an honourary member of the Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain
and was for a while their archivist, librarian and, still am, webmaestro .