Adrian Thorne (1945 – 2020)

portrait of Adrian ThorneAdrian, who died suddenly in December 2020, had worked with Sheila Nelson in the 1980s on the Tower Hamlets project. He was a unique teacher of musicianship, and had designed the fundamental non-playing elements of the Essential String Method books.

He taught conducting and was a Professor of Academic Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His Guildhall obituary is at

He was the musicianship teacher for many Stringwise courses and composed many pieces for our grand finale items in the concerts.

We were extremely lucky to have his enormous wisdom and experience on our team.