Helen Mirren: My father played viola in the London Philharmonicmain
In her introduction to the Israel Philharmonic webcast this weekend, the actress recalled that her father, Vasily Mironov, played viola in the London Philharmonic ‘before the war’.
We asked the LPO to check and, unable to get into their archives, they confirm that he played but are under the impression it was ‘in the late 1940s’.
At some point he changed his name to Basil Mirren and became a taxi driver.
Anyone know more?