The London Symphony Orchestra has illustrated its new season brochure with specially commissioned pictures of its longest serving players and staff – anyone who has been on the books over 25 years.
It’s a lovely idea and, while no-one comes close to the international list of alltime longest-serving players, there are quite a few who have given their whole lives to the orchestra – none more so than director of planning Sue Mallet, with 49 years notched on the back of her chair (not that she ever sits down).
The longest serving musician is first violinist Colin Renwick, at 38 years.
All of which set us wondering who are the veteran players across the UK, the ones who have put in most years.
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Belinda McFarlane (2nd Violin 25 years), Hilary Jones (Cello, 24)
photo (c) Ranald Mackechnie