John Kelly, chef executive of the Irish Chamber Orchestra from 1993 to 2012, has died suddenly in the United States, the orchestra has tweeted.
A violist by training, Kelly is credited with placing the orchestra on a firm financial footing with substantial government funding.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we note the sudden passing of our great friend and colleague, John Kelly, former CEO of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. https://t.co/LHo6wP5P10 pic.twitter.com/od71D2xiKo
— Irish Chamber Orch (@ICOrchestra) August 21, 2018