About the School

Ewen Balfour 1942 - 2008

Ewen Balfour, Guildhall School governor, died on 10 December from cancer. He was 66. 

Ewen had been a governor and a trustee at the School for several years, as well as sitting on the boards of the Dartington Summer School, English Touring Opera and Hackney Empire. His background was in public relations and he had a contact book that was thought to be one of the most comprehensive and influential in London. During his career he oversaw press for the Royal Opera House, British Museum, and the RPO at various times. 

Ewen was admired for the way he brought people and ideas together. He will be missed greatly. 

Obituaries for Ewen Balfour were printed in: 

The Times 

The Independent 

The Guardian 

The Herald