Chicago Symphony mourns Solti veteran
January 30, 2016 by norman lebrecht
Francis Akos joined the violin section under Fritz Reiner in 1955 and played on for 48 years. A Holocaust survivor from Budapest, he was one of the Solti favourites who knew what the conductor wanted before he knew it himself.
In 1959, Francis was named assistant concertmaster, holding the title until 1997.
He died this week at 93 after a short illness.
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