Latvian-Russian conductor Mariss Jansons has handed away at his residence in St Petersburg, Russia – aged 76.
A protege of Hans Swarowsky and Herbert von Karajan, all through his 5 decade worldwide conducting profession Maestro Jansons served as Music Director of the Oslo Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – and as Principal Visitor Conductor with the London Philharmonic.
In each 2006 and 2012, he carried out the Vienna Philharmonic New Yr’s Live performance – broadcast reside all over the world.
“We mourn the dying of our beloved conductor emeritus, Mariss Jansons … the music world has misplaced not solely a terrific conductor but additionally a heat and humble man,” the Concertgebouw Orchestra has right now stated.
“Maestro Mariss Jansons has died final night time in Saint Petersburg … he was one of many biggest musicians of our time and I had the respect to make music with him a number of instances … this can be a nice loss for all of us,“ violinist Leonidas Kavakos has right now stated through social media.
“So unhappy to listen to of the dying of Mariss Jansons … really a musician who served the music, and impressed others to do the identical … he will likely be a lot missed – a power for good,” cellist Steven Isserlis has right now stated.
“Thanks, Mariss Jansons, for uplifting so many musicians all over the world … My coronary heart is along with his household, family members, and to his expensive Bavarian Radio Symphony musicians and workforce,” conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has right now stated.
Our condolences are with Maestro Jansons’ household, pals and colleagues.