International Advisory Council

Sir Clive Gillinson, CBE Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall, New York Clive Gillinson

Clive Gillinson studied at London University, starting with Maths but switching to Music after becoming involved in the musical life of the university. He then studied cello at the Royal Academy of Music for four years with Douglas Cameron, being awarded the Recital Diploma, and the May Mukle Prize.

In 1970 he joined the London Symphony Orchestra in the cello section. He served for 3 years on the Board of Directors between 1976-79. In 1983 Gillinson was again elected to the Board of Directors, and in 1984 was asked to be Acting Managing Director, becoming Managing Director later in the same year. In August 2004 Gillinson was offered the post of Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall in New York, which he takes up in July 2005.

Gillinson is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and of the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as being a Freeman of the City of London. He has received an Honorary Doctorate from City University; the ABSA Garrett Award for outstanding achievement in encouraging business sponsorship of the Arts; and the Making Music Sir Charles Grove Prize for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. He was awarded a CBE in the 1999 New Year Honours List.

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