Orchestra mourns principal cellist, aged 50

Orchestra mourns principal cellist, aged 50


norman lebrecht

December 11, 2016

The Symphony Orchestra of Galicia is in mourning for the death of David Ethève, one of its founder members and former director of its youth orchestra. David, who turned 50 in September, was suffering from brain cancer.

He was also cellist of the Kapelle Piano Trio.

Originally from Neuilly-sur-Seine in France, he made an immense contribution to the musical life of Spain.


  • Stephen Wogaman says:

    One of the dearest musical friends of my life, in spite of the ocean and the years that separated us. The memories of the few concerts we played together are a treasure I shall carry with me for the rest of my life. What a beautiful, generous soul he was.