Photo taken by John Georgiadis while on holiday with Anthony and family in a French Chateau at Mont Felix 31 July 2020 - seen together below

A tribute to Anthony Camden, good friend and colleague,
who died after a long illness on 7th March 2006



Anthony Camden

Anthony Camden was solo oboist with the London Virtuosi, having served as principal oboe in the London Symphony Orchestra from 1972 to 1988. His solo recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra include the Bach Concerto for violin and oboe, with Yehudi Menuhin, the Oboe Concerto by Grace Williams and a video of music by Bach with Claudio Abbado.

Adagio from Albinoni Oboe Concerto op. 9 no. 8
played by Anthony with the London Virtuosi.
Click to hear Mozart Oboe Quartet
He founded the London Virtuosi in 1972 along with James Galway and John Georgiadis and the ensemble thereafter toured widely in the Americas, throughout Europe and in the Far East. Anthony Camden, himself the son of a very distinguished British bassoonist, often gave masterclasses at many of the most famous conservatories and schools of music and was Dean of Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and an Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music before retiring in 2003.

In addition to some 400 recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, his recording with the London Virtuosi included Mozart's Oboe Quartet, a Telemann Trio for flute, oboe and harpsichord with James Galway and for RCA Haydn's Divertimento for oboe and strings, while with Naxos he recorded Albinoni's Oboe Concerti, Op 7 and Op 9, Handel's Oboe Concertos Nos 1-3, Air and Rondo, Suite in G minor and a CD of Italian Oboe Concertos. Another CD includes the Besozzi Concerto in C Major, Platti Concerto in G Minor and Salieri Concerto in C Major.

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