Sudden death of German classical promoter

René Heinersdorff, one of the busiest and most enthusiastic German concert organisers, has died, aged 77.

Trained at Steinways, he started out in the mid-1970s, presenting concerts in Düsseldorf and Cologne. Before long, he was known to artists and audiences alike as a businessman who shared their passion. His website lists upcoming dates with Neville Marriner, Daniel Hope, Rollando Villazon, Janine Jansen, Philippe Jarousky and the Moscow Cathedral Chorus.

Colleagues today called him ‘irreplaceable’.



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