Sad news: Bass clarinet is killed in bike accident

Georg Stump, long-serving  bass clarinet of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, was knocked off his bike at a junction in Mönchengladbach on Tuesday and died later in hospital.

Stump, 59, had been a member of the orchestra for 34 years.

His shocked colleagues have dedicated their next concert to his memory.

photo: Susanne Diesner

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  • this is absolutely terrible! And I feel worse for snickering at the headline at first. Consider changing to “bass clarinetist”? I really thought this was news of an instrument being destroyed, not a man dying!

  • My sincere condolences . I do remember Georg very well. We had a great time together during my five year cadence with Duessledorf Symphony.
    He was one of the very best Bass Clarinet players in my 30 years career.
    Am really very upset…
    RIP

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