Doyen of English quartet leaders has died, aged 90

Colin Sauer, leader of the Dartington string quartet and a violinist for many years in the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, is no more.

Colin was a quiet mentor to countless professionals and a fierce tennis player. Before the War, he was a finalist at Junior Wimbledon.


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  • Vale. My last fiddle teacher. A great musician and a great gentleman (and a wicked tennis player).

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