Yesterday afternoon, we were asked by the conductor Stefan Solyom to post an appeal he had just organised on behalf of the violinist Irina Zwiener, whose cellist husband Hendrik was knocked off his bike and killed on Sunday.
Hendrik played in the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra, Irina, who is nine months pregnant, is a member of the Staatskapelle Weimar, where Stefan is music director. The music world was aghast at the tragedy.
Over the past 18 hours, 164 people from all parts of the world have donated more than 10,000 Euros to help Irina with costs over the childbirth period and after. Many of the donors are musicians.
There are some wonderful people out there.
Please keep on giving. Here.