Tragic road death of a young luthier, 34

Tragic road death of a young luthier, 34


norman lebrecht

January 31, 2018

Kenny Bosco, a gifted American luthier, has lost his life in a car smash.

The symphonic rock violinist Mark Wood writes:

It is with utter disbelief and immense sorrow that we share the news that our beloved Kenny Bosco was killed in a tragic car accident late last night. Kenny had just lost his grandfather and we sent him home from the NAMM Show to be with his family. After a long exhausting day of helping his Mom with funeral arrangements, he was on his way to visit his fiancé when the accident occurred…
There are just no words in our language to adequately convey what Kenny meant to us… we are utterly heartbroken… He was a treasured member of our family, ever since he started working at Wood Violins, and was just a treasure of a human being on all levels.
Kenny loved life. He elevated everyone around him. He was relentlessly positive and infectiously joyous, and maintained a a very special sense of humor, despite every challenge he ever encountered. He was creative, innovative, caring, and deeply committed to the highest standards of quality, both in work and in life.
Kenny was the heart and soul of Wood Violins. He is forever ingrained in OUR hearts and souls. We are utterly and thoroughly broken by this horrific news…

A fundraiser for funeral expenses has been set up here.



  • Gabriella Swallow says:

    Kenny built my beautiful Cobra Cello. I was devastated at this news yesterday. We were in regular contact and the after care he provided even up until a couple of weeks ago was second to none. He cared so much about my Swallow Cello. I feel even more lucky to endorse them, they are all incredibly special to me and they are a true family. Kenny will be sorely missed.
    Gabriella Swallow