The Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn has removed from its site the name and picture of its second principal cello, who has been arrested for questioning about the murder of his wife, the pianist Kate de Marcken.
The cellist, a Russian, may under German sub judice law be referred to only as Sergey K. He is 54 and his picture has been published in local media.
The orchestra has also removed from its website the dates that Kate was expected to perform in the coming season. Her murder has left the musical community of Bonn in a state of shock. Kate was an outgoing person with an extended group of friends and family in Belgium and the US. They are trying to discover more about the circumstances of her death and have requested that comments on this site be confined to personal memories of her. Kate leaves a 12 year-old son.