Some Potted Portraits
Favourite Food: Has to be Italian
First Musical Memory: Tommy Steele singing 'Little White Bull' (ha, ha)
Favourite Composer: Not sure but I do remember Elizabeth (violinist in orchestra) always saying that 'A little bit of Mozart every day' kept her young
Musical dislikes: Loud music in TV documentaries - my aging ears can't hear what presenters are saying any more...
Hobbies: I enjoy travelling.
Job: My work is in Paediatrics at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Relaxes by: Love working in my garden - all worries and anxieties disappear.
Ambition: Hmm, not sure, probably to improve my clarinet playing!
Favourite Food: Chocolate ... of course! Doesn't go well with flute-playing, though - a bit messy.
First Musical Memory: Singing a solo (age 6?) as the Angel Gabriel, in a beautiful pair of golden wings my dad made.
Favourite Composer: This changes regularly ... Elgar at the moment. He can be so gloriously pompous, yet so intimate and sensitive with something like his 'Sospiri'.
Musical likes: Anything French, Beethoven, Mendelssohn...
Musical dislikes: Schoenberg, Christmas pop songs.
Hobbies: Flute-playing, choral singing.
Job: Retired in theory, in actual fact very much occupied being 'gainlessly employed' with Cruse Bereavement Care (a wonderful charity).
Ambition: To abseil down the Avon Gorge for Cruse.
Favourite Food: Vegetable kebabs
Favourite Colour: Brown
First Musical Memory: 'Watch With Mother' theme music
Favourite Composer: Mozart
Musical likes: Mostly the Classical era, especially Mozart piano concertos and operas and Beethoven symphonies; also Wagner operas
Musical dislikes: Finger-in-the-ear folk
Interests: Anything scientific
Job: Power generation technology analyst
Ambition: Visit the Grand Canyon
Favourite Food: Just food!
First Musical Memory: Next door neighbour playing nocturnes. I heard them through my bedroom wall.
Favourite Composer: Today, Bartok, especially his quartets.
Musical dislikes: I like most genres, but all is mood dependent.
Hobbies: Running, walking and motorcycling.
Job: Retired and my musical life is now full time - hooray!
Relaxes by: Listening to the radio and reading.
Ambition: To walk the Coast to Coast trail.