Musical finishers in the London Marathon

Musical finishers in the London Marathon


norman lebrecht

April 23, 2017


Kate Openshaw                       Tom Elwin

Amy Cardigan

Krzysztof Chorzelski, Belcea Quartet

Julia Sitkovetsky


Emma Denton, Carducci Quartet



Mark Anthony Turnage, composer


  • Will Dawes says:

    Missing a few here. Only Hunt, Beth Partridge, Ben Thapa, David Guest for a start. Totally in awe of all of these nutters!

  • Boris Kupesic says:


  • Mark Pemberton says:

    Also David Curtis of Orchestra of the Swan (in an impressive time for his age bracket!).

  • Kate says:

    And half of the Carducci Quartet…

  • Thom Mariner says:

    One more: Earl Rivers, head of choral studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and former conductor of the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, – age 72! What an inspiration.

  • Gordon Jones says:

    Add: Eoin Schmidt-Martin, Carducci Quartet.

  • Interested Party says:

    Don’t forget Mark-Anthony Turnage’s partner (also pictured), opera director Rachael Hewer!

  • Lucy Saunders says:

    And sub-3 hours from Henry Baldwin, Co-Principal Percussion of the London Philharmonic and Principal Percussion of Aurora Orchestra:

  • Nick Jackman says:

    And let’s have a word for the super fit marathon fundraisers for music too. Team LPO – just five runners – have raised over £15,000 between them in support of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Schools Concerts which allow over 10,000 young Londoners each year to experience a concert with the Orchestra. And the donations are still coming in. I’m sure there are more music charities benefiting from other runners. Bravo to them all!