Simon Rattle’s orchestra teacher has died

January 30, 2018 by norman lebrecht


John Ward, principal percussion of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for decades and mentor to countless fine musicians, died last night.

By all accounts, a lovely man.


Comments (3)

  1. Rambo says:

    is he the father of conductor Duncan Ward?

    1. Paul Wright says:

      Duncan Ward’s website says that he comes from a non-musical family background. So almost certainly not. (Ward is in any case a very common name).

      1. Steve Ward says:

        No relation to Duncan Ward, John’s sons are Stephen (me) and Philip

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