Alsace mourns culture chief

Marianna Chelkova, deputy mayor of Colmar and former president of the Opera du Rhin, died last night of cancer at the age of 59.

Russian born, Marianna was an accomplished pianist and an impassioned advocate for cultural activity across the region. Obituary here.

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  • Very sad news indeed…. Marianne was for the long time a heart of Colmar festival. And not only.
    She was fighting with cancer many years, but finally lost.

    I will remember her.

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