Standage, Simon

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Standage, Simon

Standage, Simon, English violinist, conductor, and teacher; b. High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Nov. 8, 1941. He studied at Bryanston School and the Univ. of Cambridge, and subsequently took private lessons with Ivan Galamian in N.Y. (1967–69). Upon his return to England, he became an assoc. member of the London Sym. Orch. and sub-concertmaster of the English Chamber Orch. In 1973 he was appointed principal violin of the English Concert and concertmaster of the Richard Hickox Orch. and City of London Sinfonia. In 1981 he founded the Salomon String Quartet. In 1983 he was appointed teacher of Baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1990 he founded with Richard Hickox the Collegium Musicum 90 of London. From 1991 to 1995 he was assoc. director of the Academy of Ancient Music in London. In 1993 he was made prof. of Baroque violin at the Dresden Academy of Early Music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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