Mourned by maestros the world over

Images are starting to come in of Rod Franks, the London Symphony Orchestra trumpet player and former principal, who died last night so tragically in a motorway crash in Nottinghamshire. He is pictured with Valery Gergiev, the LSO’s outgoing chief conductor, typically for them both in an airport.

Tributes will follow.



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photo (c) Maxine Kwok-Adams. all rights reserved.


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  • A huge loss to us, I was talking to him the other day and was looking forward to working with him for the next few days. So incredibly tragic.

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