Funeral of Prokofiev’s grandson

Funeral of Prokofiev’s grandson


norman lebrecht

January 11, 2017

Rupert Lev Prokofiev was a gifted young Englishman who suffered from Ataxia-Telangiectasia, a neurodegenerative disorder that strikes in childhood and limits life expectancy to the teens.

Rupert, a grandson of the great composer, was 31 when he died on January 2.

His funeral will take place on Tuesday in Greenwich. Details here.

Donations can be made to the A-T Society here.

Sympathies to his brother Gabriel and the rest of the Prokofiev family.


  • David Nice says:

    I am so sorry to hear this and have emailed Frances and family. They could not have been more loving; Rupert was always a part of Prokofiev family gatherings and I enjoyed communicating with him. RIP.