We regret to report the death of Teija Salminen Mäkelä, solo violist of the Swedish chamber ensemble Musica Vitae and, before that, of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.
Teija’s husband, Esa Mäkelä, tells us that she went to a friend’s place to have sauna last Tuesday. Coming out of the sauna, she went to swim – and drowned.
Teija was 48. The couple had been married for 12 years and lived in Orimattila, Finland, and Helsinki.
If you knew Teija, please send a message to Esa in the comments space below.