Leipzig musicians are in shock at the death of Hendrik Zwiener, a member of the cello section of the Gewandhaus orchestra since 2006. Hendrik was 36. He was reportedly knocked off his bike.
Hendrik devoted his out-out work hours to two passions: cycling and the fight against extremism.
He set up a foundation in his father’s name to combat ‘nationalism, fundamentalism, extremism and hatred’. In 2014 he cycled 613 kilometres with a friend to raise funds for his foundation. He was planning further such events.
Hendrik was a musician who gave his life for good causes, to which you can donate here.
Meantime, our thoughts are with his grieving family, friends and orchestral colleagues.