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Player Profile: Michael Dolan

Michael Dolan, Co-Principal Second Violin, retires this July after 30 years with the Orchestra. How did you become involved with the RPO? Barry Griffiths, one of the previous great leaders of the RPO, invited me to join. He was guest … Continue reading

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Player Profile: Duncan Riddell, Leader

Can you tell us what inspired you to become involved with music? I was born into a musical family. My father was a music master in a grammar school and my mother was an amateur violinist. It was normal to … Continue reading

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Player Profile: Chantal Webster, Cello

How did you become involved with the RPO? I joined the cello section of the RPO in 2003. What is the best thing about being a member of the RPO? One of the best things about being in the RPO … Continue reading

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Player Profile: Liz Varlow

How did you become involved with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and what’s the best thing about being a member? I’ve been a viola player in the RPO for the last seven years. I had worked in a couple of … Continue reading

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Player Profile: Suzy Willison-Kawalec

How did you become involved with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)? I became involved with the RPO about eight years ago when I was asked to play second harp to the former RPO principal harpist, Thelma Owen, and became a … Continue reading

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