Cellist Martin Lovett will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Royal Academy of Music on 10 October. The presentation is part of a day of concerts and workshops organised by the London Cello Society. The evening concert honouring Lovett features Guy Johnston and the Sacconi Quartet in a programme of music by Boccherini, Dvorak and Schubert.
Lovett, who is 83, was cellist of the celebrated Amadeus Quartet for 40 years. As a member of that ensemble he was awarded an OBE, and also received the German Grand Cross of Merit and the Austrian Cross of Honour for Arts and Sciences.