Tragic death of principal oboe, 32main
We have been informed of the death of Samuel Bastos, principal cor anglais and assistant principal oboe of the Zurich Opera orchestra.
The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
Samuel, from Barcelos, North Portugal, joined European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) at age 17, moving on to the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester.
He had an international solo career and was a a founding member of Da Capo, the Portuguese music magazine.
Our sympathies to his loved ones.