Roy Goodman, the fifty-three-year-old British conductor who achieved fame at the age of eight as the soloist in Allegri's Miserere, who enjoys a busy international touring schedule and who becomes the first Principal Conductor of the Holland Symphonia in The Netherlands in August 2004, has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons.
Goodman has been fined 1,250 pounds sterling and ordered to pay 1,159 pounds costs for being drunk whilst in charge of a yacht in one of the UK's busiest shipping lanes in July 2003. He was caught whilst sailing his boat erratically in Southampton Water, and was observed grounding his boat (twice) at Calshot Spit and urinating into the sea.
The conductor admitted the offence, stating in court in Southampton in February 2004 that he regretted the event, which had taken place on a very emotional day in his life, due to the sudden ending of the relationship with his fiancée.
Posted: 12 February 2004
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