Jonathan Moulds, philanthropist, awarded CBE for services to the LSO
LSO supporter Jonathan Moulds has been awarded a CBE for services to philanthropy in the New Year’s Honours list 2015.
Managing Director of the LSO, Kathryn McDowell, said: 'Jonathan Moulds has been on the LSO’s Board of Directors since 2005. He is Chair of the Orchestra’s Development Board, Advisory Council and Moving Music Campaign, and has been a patron of the LSO since 2001, making the largest single gift in the Orchestra’s history in 2012. We are very proud that his long service to the LSO has been recognised in this way.'
‘My view has always been that where you can, you should give something back … To be involved with the LSO, which has some extraordinary players, is a tremendous experience.’
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Born and raised in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Jonathan was a gifted violin and viola player and gained an instrumental scholarship while studying maths and theoretical physics at Cambridge. He remains an accomplished player. Jonathan has spent his entire professional career in banking. Having retired two years ago as the European CEO of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bank of America's European president, Jonathan has spent the intervening period continuing to support a number of charitable causes. As well as his work with the LSO, Jonathan also chairs the Arts and Business Leadership team and sits on the Board of the Mayor's Music Fund.
Jonathan’s collection of violins is world renowned. A number of his instruments are on loan to some of the great violinists including Nicola Benedetti and LSO Leader Roman Simovic. As part of his passion for all-things-string, Moulds supports the LSO International Violin Festival in 2015: twelve concerts between April and June, featuring twelve of the world’s greatest violinists.