Yakov Kreizberg 1959 – 2011

Sad news about conductor Yakov Kreizberg whose death at the age of 51 was announced earlier this evening.

Conductors are leaders. They steer the ship. And on that basis, they should also be the last ones to leave the ship if it sinks. They should also be ruggedly handsome. Kreizberg undoubtedly achieved three of these. The last remaining one would have been a little tough.

Kreizberg featured at the BBC Proms over a ten year period from 1998 conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Far too young to go. Much missed.

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