13 November 2019
A chamber group from the Maruki Orchestra played for the funeral service of Anne Bicknell at Albert Hall. It's not a normal gig but Anne was a foundational member of Maruki and had rehearsed the day before she suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed. Anne was always a helpful, supportive smiling face, welcoming and musical and no doubt a much-loved and worthy doctor as well (she was a GP in Ainslie and Director at BreastScan ACT). Her musical interests ranged widely, from AYO to the Australian and International Doctors' Orchestra. The musical tributes included her nephews Charles and Raphael Hudson singing Handel with Anthony Smith and our Maruki chamber-sized group playing Beethoven Violin concerto Dmaj op.61 mvt.2 Larghetto with John Gould as soloist. Anne will be missed.
Maruki Orchestra, John Gould, Charles Hudson, Raphael Hudson and Anthony Smith performed at the funeral celebration of Anne Margaret Bicknell.