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Musicians’ Union Representative and Violinist Wins 2018 Salomon Prize

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra violinist, and Musicians’ Union representative David Rimbault received the prestigious Salomon Prize in recognition of his tireless commitment to the orchestra and its audiences.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) violinist, and Musicians’ Union (MU) representative David Rimbault received the prestigious RPS/ABO Salomon Prize in recognition of his tireless commitment to the orchestra and its audiences.

The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS)/Association of British Orchestras (ABO) Salomon Prize for orchestral musicians, celebrates an orchestral player who is “an inspiration to their fellow players, fosters greater spirit of teamwork and shows commitment and dedication above and beyond the call of duty”.

David Rimbault is one of the youngest recipients of the annual award, which is worth £1,000. He has been a player in the RLPO for six years, and acts as a MU representative as well as serving as an orchestra committee chair.

He is also a familiar face to orchestra audiences and supporters, regularly attending pre-concert receptions and orchestra events to meet music enthusiasts and promote the RLPO's work.

With a view to supporting the next generation of orchestral musicians, David also volunteers to mentor student violinists as part of the orchestra’s professional access scheme, and gives talks about orchestral life at the Royal Northern College of Music.

In its citation, the RPS and ABO said:

“David Rimbault is the embodiment of what the Salomon Prize is all about – an adept and enthusiastic navigator of modern orchestral life, and a passionate advocate for the Orchestra to be as fair, inclusive, progressive and enjoyable a place to work as possible.

Behind the scenes, he works tirelessly and generously to, to promote positivity and cohesion, and to forge links between the orchestra and management with audience members and donors.

We are delighted to present him with the 2018 RPS/ABO Salomon Prize.”

David Rimbault is the seventh recipient of the award, with previous recipients drawn from orchestras across the UK, including the Hallé Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


Published: 17/04/2018

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