Australia mourns orchestra mentor

Hundreds – possibly thousands – of Australians owe their vocation to the conductor John Curro, founder of the Queensland Youth Orchestra.

John died last night, aged 86.

Among his proteges are the violinists Richard Tognetti and Ray Chen.


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  • John was one of the very small band of people who conducted a live performance of Brian’s Gothic Symphony. Back in the day when Sky still broadcast classical music programmes they showed a documentary about preparations for that performance in Australia.

  • Thousands, without doubt. I will never forget this truly great pedagogue and I owe him a great deal.. My condolences to his lovely family.

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