Lament for Simon Rattle’s violin teachermain
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has informed us of the death of Bob Simans, its former violinist and occasional leader in the 1970s.
In his previous post with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bob gave violin lessons to a seven year old called Simon Rattle. Later, as a pianist, he was accompanist to Nicola Benedetti.
The funeral is in Glasgow on Thursday.