Death of an enterprising concertmastermain
The National Orchestra of Spain has announced the death of Victor Martín, its concertmaster from 1977 to 2001.
French born, Victor Martin was first violin of the Boccherini Quintet in Rome and founder of the Cassado Quartet. He kick-started the New Music Society in Toronto and the Spanish Chamber Orchestra.
He was professor at the the University of Toronto and, from 1980, at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid.