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A series where famous people discuss music that has meant the most to them in their lives. Each one has had a prominent career and is happy to express some strong opinions! Orchestra of St John’s plays their choice of pieces live.
Sir Martin Smith (investment banker) is interviewed by Donald Macleod (Writer and Presenter, Composer of the Week, BBC Radio 3) about his life and musical influences.
Sir Martin has been involved in the financial services sector for more than 30 years. He was a founder and senior partner of Phoenix Securities, becoming chairman of European Investment Banking for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette following the acquisition of Phoenix by DLJ. He was subsequently a founder of New Star Asset Management Ltd. and has a number of other directorships and business interests, including Chairman of Worldwide Healthcare Trust PLC and directorship of Oxford Capital Partners
His pro-bono interests include serving as chairman of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and serving on the boards of a number of other arts organisation including the Glyndebourne Arts Trust and the Science Museum Foundation. He chaired the English National Opera. He is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation. In 2008 his family founded the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. In 2013 he received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the arts, education and science
Orchestra of St John’s
Samantha Oxborough mezzo soprano
Thomas Simpson treble from the choir of New College, Oxford
Conductor John Lubbock
O for the Wings of a Dove – Mendelssohn
Adagio from Easter Oratorio – J S Bach
Danny Boy – Irish Trad soprano
Mozart 29th Symphony 1st movement
Lotus Blossom – Duke Ellington
He shall feed his flock – Handel
Siegfried Idyll – Wagner
Tis a Gift to be Simple – American trad
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