The Kronos Quartet are renowned for presentation style. Much of that can be credited to Larry Neff, their production director and lighting designer for over 25 years. The quartet have issued this statement:
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beloved colleague Laurence “Larry” Neff, Kronos Lighting Designer and Production Director for more than 25 years. Last Thursday, Larry suffered a fatal fall while pruning a tree at his mother’s home in England.
The Kronos Quartet, the staff and board of directors of the Kronos Performing Arts Association, and the extended Kronos family are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our dear friend—a visionary artist whose masterful work has been synonymous with and inseparable from Kronos performances for decades.
Our thoughts are with Larry’s family, friends, and colleagues at this very difficult time.