Ev­er­green’s Good Mu­sic Award

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In the sum­mer is­sue we hon­oured Philip Lane and this time we pay trib­ute to his mu­si­cal com­pan­ion and con­duc­tor, Gavin Suther­land. To­gether they have pro­duced a whole range of CDs, specif­i­cally of Bri­tish light mu­sic which would never oth­er­wise have been pre­miered or re­peated. A mar­vel­lous achieve­ment. Well done!

Gavin has many other strings to his bow, how­ever, and in ad­di­tion to con­duct­ing all over the world he is in de­mand as a pi­anist, com­poser and ar­ranger. Cur­rently Mu­si­cal Direc­tor of the English Bal­let he has worked with many other or­ches­tras, es­pe­cially associated on the record­ing front with the Royal Bal­let Sin­fo­nia and City of Prague Sym­phony Orches­tra.

In 2009 he suc­ceeded Ernest Tom­lin­son as Chair­man of the Light Mu­sic So­ci­ety to which he has since made an ex­tremely valu­able con­tri­bu­tion. He has also ap­peared many times with the BBC Con­cert Orches­tra particularly on Fri­day Night is Mu­sic Night, and has also ap­peared at The Proms, no­tably in a dance- based “Strictly” con­cert nar­rated by Katie Der­ham.

Con­grat­u­la­tions on your award and keep up the good work Gavin.

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