Lament for Bayreuth’s Israeli violist, 72main
Friends are sharing fond memories of Yossi Gutmann, the outstanding Israeli viola player of his time.
A student of Nadia Boulanger, Odeon Partos, William Primrose, Yehudi Menuhin and Sergiu Celibidache, Gutmann was principal viola in, among others, the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.
He was a founder of the Melos Quartet and the Stradivari Sextet.
May he rest in peace.