Chris was the most extraordinary human being I have ever met. His positive influence with us at KCLSO was immeasurable. Personally, it was an honour to work beside Chris on my first proper concerto with the orchestra, which involved a wonderful tour to Loire Valley. I will cherish our memories of working on it together. As usual, Chris was constant fountain of knowledge, reassurance and warmth. Before going on stage for each concert we had a moment – a precious hug and a beaming smile. This video is a snippet of my favourite movement from the Kabalevsky concerto. I will be forever grateful that Chris was the person I shared this moment with.