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BBC Philharmonic Violinist Clare Dixon has Died

Dixon joined the orchestra in 1990 and remained there for the rest of her career


The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra recently announced that their longstanding violinist, Clare Dixon, has passed away. Dixon had served the orchestra over a 33-year period.

Born in West Sussex, England, Dixon studied Classics and Music at Leeds University and continued on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She won her position in the BBC Philharmonic right after graduating and was to stay there for the rest of her career.

Dixon also met her husband, Peter Dixon — a cellist — in the orchestra. They were both members of the Puligny Quartet, which was formed in 1991 and made up of members of the BBC Philharmonic. They performed in various locations around the north of England, as well as informally at orchestra gatherings.

"With a heavy heart we share the news that Clare Dixon, First Violinist passed away earlier this month," wrote the BBC Philharmonic on social media. "Clare was a wonderful musician and a part of our orchestral family for thirty-three years. She was a much-loved member of BBC Philharmonic and will be deeply missed, but never forgotten."

"Today we celebrate Clare’s life, and we send lots of love to all her family and friends, and especially to her husband Peter Dixon our Principal Cellist."

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