Mourning for British conductor, 72

Mourning for British conductor, 72


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2021

The conductor Malcolm Goldring, a regular guest with regional and London orchestras, died this weekend of pacreatic cancer.

He was a fine musician with friends in all quarters of the profession.



  • Andreas B. says:


    In 1997 Maestro Goldring conducted Britten’s Spring Symphony at the festival ‘Europa Cantat’ in Linz, Austria.

    With his enthusiasm and profound knowledge of the work, with his charm and wit he produced a great performance of this challenging piece with the Bavarian Youth Orchestra, Soloists and Festival Choirs.
    I still remember how he managed to not only overcome technical difficulties but also inspire us young musicians, for whom the work was totally new and unfamiliar and an enormous challenge.

    Spring Symphony has been a favourite of mine ever since.

  • Lynsey Warnett says:

    Malcolm was Head of Music at RWCMD.He was a kind and supportive person who wanted to encourage young people to fulfil their musical potential.He will be sorely missed by all who knew him