London mourns a great orchestral leadermain
Members of the London Symphony Orchestra have informed us of the death today of John Georgiadis, leader (concertmaster) of the London Symphony Orchestra in two periods between 1965 and 1979.
He published a memoir two years ago about his battles with principal conductor Andre Previn and with various of his colleagues, but John looked back with fondness in later years, when he became a music director himself in towns as far flung as Bristol and Bangkok.
He was also leader of the Gabrieli String Quatrtet.
In July 2019, John underwent surgery for a brain tumour.
Read an excerpt from his anti-maestro memoirs here.
See also: A memento