Death of a noted clarinet player

The enterprising British clarinet player Murray Khouri died on Friday night at Bowral Private Hospital, New South Wales, two weeks after undergoing heart surgery.

A player in the golden age of London orchestras, Murray founded his own clarinet label and wrote up some of his experiences in widely-read posts on Slipped Disc.



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  • Sad to hear this. I went to some interesting and inspiring talks by him some years ago at the Continuing Education Department of Victoria University of Wellington. I learnt a lot.

  • Sad to hear this. I remember him well years ago teaching at the Auckland University. We’ll always miss him!

  • Was a private student of his in the 60s in Wellington: in addition to being an ace on the clarinet, he had a sunny, engaging personality. Lessons were always a pleasure…

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