61 years a cellist in London orchestrasRIP
The Guardian has a fine obit of Sidney Denbin, who has died aged 100.
… Sidney joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1948, changing his surname to Denbin, and went on to have a remarkable career. He travelled the world, playing in New York and Beijing as well as mainland Europe. A fixture at the Proms, he played under the baton of Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Rudolf Schwarz and many others. He befriended Pierre Boulez when the French conductor first came to London (Boulez remembered this kindness in a 90th birthday message). He also played with the Philharmonia and English National Opera, finally retiring at 82.
Read on here.