Clementi expert was killed in truck collison

Clementi expert was killed in truck collison


norman lebrecht

December 29, 2017

It has emerged that Rohan Stewart-MacDonald, whose death we reported last week, died in a late-night collision with two lorries on a road near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Rohan, 42, had moved to Shakespeare’s town in 2014, becoming a live wire of its music scene. A pianist, singer and musicologist, he was among the foremost authorities on the music of Muzio Clementi.

Stephen Dodsworth, musical director at Stratford Chamber Choir and organist at Holy Trinity Church, said: ‘He was the gentlest, nicest and most talented person you could meet. He was well known in music circles not just locally but internationally as well, but if you spoke to him you would never know it because he was just so modest.’

Rohan is survived by his mother.

Tributes here.