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Richard Hickox
Birth: Mar. 5, 1948
Stokenchurch
Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Nov. 23, 2008
Swansea, Wales

Conductor. He led symphonic and operatic orchestras in performance all over the world. Raised in England, he attended the Royal Academy of Music in 1966 and 1967, and was organ scholar at Queens College, Cambridge, from 1967 to 1970. In 1971, he founded the City of London Sinfonia, remaining director until his death; he led the Northern Sinfonia from 1982 until 1990, and the London Symphony Chorus from 1976 to 1991. With the last named he gave the world premiere performances of Peter Maxwell Davies' "The Three Kings" (1995) and "A Dance on the Hill" (2005). Mr. Hickox was associate guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1985 to the end of his life. He directed the Spoleto Festival, Italy, for five years, and the BBC National Orchestra Wales from 2000 until 2006. He was named Music Director of Opera Australia in 2005. Mr. Hickox was an active guest conductor, appearing with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Washington Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. He was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2002. Hickox also left around 250 recordings, many for the Chandos label; he won five Grammy awards, including best operatic recording for Britten's "Peter Grimes" in 1996, and best symphonic recording for Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 2 in 2001. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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St Endellion Churchyard
St Endellion
Cornwall Unitary Authority
Cornwall, England
 
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Record added: Nov 24, 2008
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