Tony Clark (1946-2024)

Tony Clark, 1946-2024


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tony Clark, HMDT Music Trustee since 2003.


Tony was a recording engineer and producer who started his career at Abbey Road Studios and worked with The Beatles, Yehudi Menuhin, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and with Sir Paul McCartney on Wings, amongst others. He was also a founding member of The Brit School.


Tony was a key part of our working lives at HMDT for over 20 years and contributed hugely to all our productions and projects. He was also a friend with whom we shared many laughs and ideas, enjoyed many opportunities to see the impact our work was having on all the children who participated, and vented our frustration together at the short-sightedness of elements of society that didn’t understand its value.


Tony recorded and produced our large-scale theatre productions: On London Fields, Hear Our Voice, Confucius Says, Shadowball and The Brown Bomber enabling us to offer all the performers an incredibly high-quality memory of their experience and for HMDT to be able to showcase our work in style. We had such fun together recording our storybook An Invite from the Queen which allowed us to really see Tony in his element in the recording studio, but he also gave his time and skills to setting up equipment to record in schools, rehearsal rooms and wherever else we needed them. Nothing was ever too much for him and his belief in what we were doing and his boundless enthusiasm helped us ride the tide of all difficulties.


Tony was a man full of love; for his family and friends but also for music and his commitment and beliefs in the impact it could have on wellbeing, creativity, skills and the better good for us all as human beings.


We will miss Tony greatly and are immensely grateful for all the many generous gifts he gave us through his work, warmth and friendship.


Photo: Tony in rehearsal for On London Fields in 2004