Interview: Sir Andrew Davies – Conductor

By Ken Walton [The Scotsman, 20 May 2010]
EARLIER this year, Sir Andrew Davis made a rare reappearance in Scotland.
Until then, the former chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra – through which he became best-known as the man in charge of many televised Last Nights of the London Proms, not to mention the thankless speeches that go with them – had hardly set foot north of the Border for decades, despite cutting his teeth back in the 1970s as a staff conductor with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.