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Livia Ruth Gollancz was born on 25 May, 1920 in London, United Kingdom, is an artist. Discover Livia Ruth Gollancz’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 98 years old?

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Age 98 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 25 May 1920
Birthday 25 May
Birthplace London, United Kingdom
Date of death (2018-03-28)
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Nationality United Kingdom

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From 1950 to 1952 Gollancz was principal horn of the Sadler’s Wells Opera and in 1952 she was principal horn for the Ballets Russes.

In the early 1950s Gollancz developed dental problems which ultimately shortened her performing career. Therefore, in 1953 she took up her father’s invitation and joined Victor Gollancz Ltd. Gollancz worked her way up through the firm, from making coffee, to writing cover copy and eventually to editing. Her father nurtured her career and when he endured a stroke in 1966, Gollancz stepped into the role of managing director. Gollancz was chairman of the company 1983 until 1989, when Victor Gollancz Ltd was sold to Houghton Mifflin.


In 1945 Gollancz resigned from the Hallé due to her judging Barbirolli’s approach to classical music as “too romantic for my taste”. She subsequently joined the Scottish Orchestra (now Royal Scottish National Orchestra) followed by The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as principal horn. In 1947 she returned to London as principal horn of The Royal Opera House; however here she was faced with working with Karl Rankl who, resistant to female musicians being engaged, refused to work with her.


In June 1943 Gollancz was appointed principal horn of Sir John Barbirolli’s Hallé Orchestra making her the first female principal horn of a UK orchestra. Her section comprise herself, Jimmy Dennis, Enid Roper and Raymond Meert.

When Barbirolli became conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in 1943, he chose Livia as principal horn. She admired his insistence that female musicians should be treated on their musical merits, but after two years they parted company when she told him his approach to classical music was “too romantic for my taste”, an opinion she later regretted as the “audacity and stupidity of youth”. She then joined the Scottish Orchestra (1943–45, now the Royal Scottish National Orchestra), and the BBC Scottish Orchestra (1945–46, now the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra).


The conductor and founder of The Proms Henry Wood heard Gollancz performing with the London Symphony Orchestra in May 1941 and was prompted to write to her the following day:

In 1941, the first year of the Proms being held at the Royal Albert Hall, Gollancz was engaged as 4th horn with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Wood for a concert of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performing the famous solo written for that chair.


Following her studies Gollancz joined The Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra. Other engagements included deputy 2nd horn for the Scottish Orchestra (now Royal Scottish National Orchestra), 1940–41, 4th horn for The BBC Theatre Orchestra, 1942–43, and 3rd horn with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1941. During her performing career she freelanced with many theatre and concert orchestras including The Old Vic Company and the Royal Opera House.


In 1936 Gollancz was initially accepted to study at the Royal College of Music as a first study viola player and with Frank Probyn as a second study French horn player though after 18 months she switched to first study French horn.


Livia Ruth Gollancz (25 May 1920 − 28 March 2018) was the first female principal horn of a major UK symphony orchestra.

Livia Ruth Gollancz was born in London on 25 May 1920. Gollancz was the eldest child of the artist and architect Ruth Gollancz (née Lowy) and the publisher Victor Gollancz. Gollancz was the eldest of five sisters. She and her siblings, Diana, Julia, the artist Vita Gollancz and Francesca Gollancz were the dedicatees of the 1932 “An Outline For Boys And Girls And Their Parents.”