The Bardi say a fond farewell to Richard Kauffman as he retires from the Orchestra

18th May 2023

The final concert of the Bardi season last Sunday was also the occasion when the Orchestra had to say a reluctant farewell to one of our most enthusiastic and loyal members, trumpet player Richard Kauffman, who has retired and moved to Scotland.

Richard had a long and distinguished career playing at various times with most of the major London Orchestras. Moving in later years to a senior music teaching post in this area, he has played in both the Bardi Symphony Orchestra and the Bardi Wind Orchestra. His wealth of professional experience has provided invaluable advice and guidance to players and to the Orchestra’s board members alike. All of this was reflected in a speech by acting (for the day!) Orchestra Manager David Calow who presented him with a picture of a Spitfire, painted by brother Robert Calow in appreciation of Richard’s enthusiasm for military aviation.

We wish Richard and his wife Rita a long and happy retirement. 

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Richard Kauffman on the De Montfort Hall stage at Sunday’s pre-concert rehearsal; Robert Calow’s painting of a Spitfire for Richard

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