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Sir Neville Marriner


Life President, Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Honorary Conductor, I,Culture Orchesrta


Like his mentor and hero, Pierre Monteux, Sir Neville Marriner began life as a violinist, playing first in a string quartet and trio then in the London Symphony Orchestra, during which period he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.  After his studies in America with Maestro Monteux, he began his conducting career in 1969, when he founded the Los Angeles Chambre Orchestra, at the same time developing and extending the size and repertoire of the Academy, and guest conducting orchestras all over the world.

Sir Neville Marriner receives Gramophone Outstanding Achievement Award

20 Sep 2014

Sir Neville Marriner was honoured with a special Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his prolific recording career, at the 2014 Gramophone Awards.  The presentation was made at a...

Sir Neville Marriner returns to the Proms

05 Aug 2014

Sir Neville Marriner returns to the Proms on August 10th during his 90th birthday year, to conduct the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He is joined by Joshua Bell,...

Sir Neville Marriner 90th Birthday concert

28 Mar 2014

Sir Neville Marriner will conduct the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in the special concert at the Royal Festival Hall on 1 April marking his 90th Birthday celebrations this year....

Sir Neville Marriner and Ingrid Jacoby release Mozart Piano Concertos in iTunes exclusive

17 Feb 2014

Acclaimed pianist Ingrid Jacoby’s new recording features Mozart’s Concertos No. 14 K449 and No. 27 K595 complete with the Concert Rondo K382 accompanied by the...

Sir Neville Marriner named I, Culture Orchestra Honorary Conductor

15 Oct 2011

Sir Neville Marriner has been named Honorary Conductor of the newly formed I, Culture Orchestra. ICA has been closely involved in the setting up of this new international orchestra and its...

Sir Neville Marriner conducts Britten's War Requiem on 10th Anniversary of 9/11 in Brussels

09 Sep 2011

Sir Neville Marriner conducts the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra at the Klara International Music Festival in Benjamin Britten’s...

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“Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony brought an astonishingly sprightly 89-year-old Neville Marriner to the platform – youth and experience in heartening juxtaposition – and his unfussy, down-the-middle approach to the piece was maybe just what these players needed.”

The Independent - Nov 2011

Like his mentor and hero, Pierre Monteux, Sir Neville Marriner began life as a violinist, playing first in a string quartet and trio, then in the London Symphony Orchestra, during which period he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

After his studies in America with Maestro Monteux, he began his conducting career in 1969, when he founded the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, at the same time developing and extending the size and repertoire of the Academy, and guest conducting orchestras all over the world.

In 1979 he became Music Director and Principal Conductor of both the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Südwestk Deutsche Radio Orchestra, Stuttgart, positions he held until the late into the 1980’s.

Subsequently he has continued to work with orchestras round the globe – Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Milan, Athens, New York, Boston, San Francisco and Tokyo. His recording career is well documented and his touring schedule extensive.

He made his opera debut conducting Le nozze di Figaro, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, his US debut in Los Angeles with La Cenerentola, then a Salzburg Mozarteum production of Il re pastore. He opened the new opera house in Athens in 2005 with a production of The Magic Flute.

Twice honoured for his services to music in his own country, he has recently been awarded honours in France, Germany and Sweden.

December 2014