From the archive: Neville Marriner on his musical education

Neville Marriner cr Richard Holt

The violinist, chamber music player and conductor was born on this day in 1924. In this excerpt from a 1986 interview, Neville Marriner speaks to Dennis Rooney about his first encounters with violin playing and his early teachers

Marriner’s first encounter with the violin came about in what he thinks is ‘the most common way of all, family interest. My father and mother were both amateur musicians, father in particular. He was manically dedicated to playing the piano, violin and singing. Mother only sang…

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