Death of a noted clarinet player

Death of a noted clarinet player


norman lebrecht

October 27, 2018

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.




  • Barbara says:

    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.

  • Ruben Greenberg says:

    We will miss his insightful, delightful and historically interesting posts. Rest in blessed peace.

  • Sherry Grant says:

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

  • Neil says:

    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…