Clare Dixon was a member of the orchestra for 33 years


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The BBC Philharmonic has announced that its tutti first violinist Clare Dixon died earlier this month.

’Clare was a wonderful musician and a part of our orchestral family for 33 years,’ wrote the orchestra on social media. ’She was a much-loved member of BBC Philharmonic and will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.’

Dixon was born in Aldingbourne near Chichester, West Sussex. She studied at Leeds University, where she initially pursued Classics before switching to music, going on to undertake postgraduate studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Dixon joined the BBC Philharmonic in 1990 in her first job straight after her studies, where she met her husband in the orchestra, principal cellist Peter Dixon. 

’I met my husband Peter in the orchestra so I got my dream job and my dream man in one go - why move?!’ Dixon said in an interview in 2018.

The Dixons played together in the Puligny Quartet since 1991, performing in the north of England and for BBC post-concert soirees at the Bridgewater Hall.

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