Messages of condolence

This page shares your messages of condolence and memories of a life richly lived following the sad passing of Academy Founder, Director and President, Sir Neville Marriner.

The Marriner family have been very touched by all the messages of sympathy from people reminding them how much fun it was to be with Neville.

Sir Neville Marriner

Read some of the kind messages below

  • Great people leave behind great sadness. With gratitude to the family for Sir Neville.

    Andrzej Nehrebecki
  • The Music always crying the disappeared of Sir Neville Marriner ... Your beautiful smile and Great love will accompany us until the last note played. RIP My Condolences to the family and musicians to St. Martin in the Fields.

    July Laguna Rodríguez
  • Dear Marriner family - Neville was such a big part of my twenties and thirties and influenced my development so much both personally and musically . He provided a real sense of family ,a mix of fun and hard work and an opportunity to grow amongst the very best players and musicians.Molly was ,of course Mum to us all ! We will all miss him and his good humoured professionalism but personally I feel I've almost lost a father - Those were great days in the 60's ,70's and 80's- with gratitude for all that and more - and sincere condolences to Molly,Susie and Andrew.

    Richard Studt
  • Lamento mucho la muerte de este gran maestro de la música, como fan del barroco he perdido un referente, descanse en paz.

    Emilio Javaloyas Gaudiza
  • We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Sir Neville. We have been inspired by him for many years on and off the podium. We will miss him greatly, and would like to send our condolences to Molly and the rest of the family.

    Rachel Ingleton and Gavin McNaughton
  • Shocked and saddened by the loss of Neville. But with deep gratitude and wonderful memories. I will always miss him. With love and sympathy,

  • he taught me to love classical music,when he was a musicmaster at eton college in 1948. i will be forever ggateful a gr eat teacher and a great man

    philip gooodman
  • As the weeks and months pass, the loss of Sir Neville becomes more and more acute. Such a kind, generous man, with a wicked sense of humour. I guess we all thought (or hoped) he was immortal.

  • I have so much to thank Neville for and now I feel that I never properly did.. Just can't believe that he has gone. But what an amazing life, lived to the full right to the end. An example to us all! My deepest condolences and warmest wishes to you all.

    Jenny Godson
  • I was so proud to be invited by Neville to be Associate Principal cellist of ASMF.As a student my ambition was to play for them maybe once.29 years later I can say how proud I have been to work for him, making so many records and concerts around the World.Also Neville & Molly were so kind to my close family.Thank you for everything.

    John Heley & Family

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