Richard Hickox 1948-2008

Richard Hickox 1948-2008


We were greatly saddened to hear of the death of our colleague and College Vice President Richard Hickox.

One of the world’s leading conductors, Richard died of a suspected heart attack on Sunday November 23rd at the age of 60.

As well as being a Vice President of the College, Richard Hickox was Musical Director of Opera Australia; Associate Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra; Founder and Music Director of the City of London Sinfonia; Co-Director of the period instrument group Collegium Musicum 90; Conductor Emeritus of BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Artistic Director and then Conductor Emeritus of the Northern Sinfonia.

One of the most popular figures in the musical world, he regularly conducted the major UK orchestras and appeared many times at festivals such as Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and the BBC Proms. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours List in 2002 in recognition of his position at the centre of British musical life.

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