Noted bassoonist dies on tourmain
We have been notified of the death in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 4 of Eric Van der Veer Varner, former principal bassoon of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and, for 10 years, a member of the Pen Trio. He was found dead while on tour with the trio.
He was 45 years old and due to get married in December.
Eric was also associate professor of bassoon at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida and owner of TrevCo-Varner Music, said to be the world’s foremost purveyor of sheet music for double reed instruments.