Death of a prominent viola player

Death of a prominent viola player


norman lebrecht

July 24, 2014

The Hungarian virtuoso Ervin Schiffer, viola player of the Haydn Quartet and its forerunner, the Dekany Quartet, has died at the age of 82.

Born in Hungary, he moved to Holland and taught there at the leading conservatories.

Our condolences to his wife and quartet partner Kati Sebestyen (pictured).


ervin schiffer


  • Jane says:

    Giving thanks to Ervin and Kati for their gift of sharing music to so many players in Europe and the USA. It was a pleasure to play and work with you both.