Poland has lost one of its foremost musical organisers.
Stefan Sutkowski graduated music school in 1955 and won an audition in the Warsaw Philharmonic, where he played oboe for two decades. In 1957 he founded the period intruments group Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense. Four years later, he made it the core ensemble of Warsaw Chamber Opera, a company he led as artistic director until he retired in 2012.
Stefan died on Saturday, aged 85.