Presidents of The Amici – 1978-Present

List of Amici Presidents, 1978 to present day

1978-1979 Geoffrey Wheeler TV Broadcaster
1979-1981 Donald Ibrahím Swann Composer
1981-1983 Johnny Morris OBE TV Presenter
1983-1984 Lionel Bentley Violinist
1984-1985 Andrew Shore Baritone
1985-1987 Christopher-Smith Flute
1991-1994 David Ragsdale Violin
1994-1995 Gillian Hughes Clarinet/Alto Saxophone
1995-1996 Malcolm Singer Composer/Conductor/Teacher
1996-1998 Trevor Hughes Keyboards/Organist/Conductor
1999-2003 Nigel Shipway Percussion
2003-2004 Dr John Cole General Practitioner/Conductor/Music Promoter
2008-2009 Bryan Shaw Oboe (Biog unavailable)
2009-2011 Pam Rhodes TV Presenter
2011- 2013 Bryan Shaw Oboe (Biog unavailable)
2013- 2018 Brian Mack Viola (Biog unavailable)

2019- present Trevor Hughes, Keyboards/Organist/Conductor

We are extremely sad to report the passing of a legend in the viola world – Brian Mack who died March 24th 2019. A huge personality who did much to improve the pay and conditions of players in the West End, and a player with most of the great orchestras in the UK. Always in demand by the likes of Frank Sinatra when touring Europe and latterly principal viola of the New English Concert Orchestra. Always stylish, he cut a dashing figure both on and off the platform and was hugely entertaining with his fund of stories from the world of music. He was the longest serving President and great supporter of the Amici Singers and will be greatly missed