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Miles Golding is a classically trained violinist based in the UK. He was born in Australia and spent his teenage years in New Zealand. He was an original member of Split Enz – leaving the band to continue his classical studies in 1973. He’s been in England ever since and has played with the London Symphony, City of London Sinfonia and BBC Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
This was my first time meeting Miles in person though we have corresponded over the years. I was very excited to collect this conversation – we talked, of course, about the early Enz and then Golding’s decision to leave the band. He spoke about arriving in London in the mid-70s to work with many of classical music’s big names and there were several neat Kiwi connections along the way; performing works by Douglas Lilburn, or backing a young Kiri Te Kanawa.
When the Enz boys made it over to the UK they looked up Golding and he recorded violin parts on some alternative versions of songs from the classic debut album. He also remained in touch with Tim Finn – touring with him and recorded on the wonderful, stripped back album, The Conversation. In recent years he has reconnected with Phil Judd and has recorded violin parts for Judd’s recent material also.
So it was fascinating to get his memories and insights – and to hear about his travels in the classical world.
I loved this conversation and I hope you do too.
Here now is episode 177 of Sweetman Podcast – my chat with violinist Miles Golding. |