Death of an eminent violinist, 88main
The Hungarian-born violinist Anton Kontra, a dazzling star across his adoptive Scandinavia, is no more.
Lars Bjørnkjaer, concertmaster of Royal Danish Opera, writes: Anton Kontra, who belonged to the absolute top of violinists worldwide has passed away. Thank you for the inspiration and so much more! R.I.P Anton. Your glorious playing will be missed.
A student of Ede Zathureczky in Budapest, he formed the Kontra Quartet, was concertmaster of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and inspired concertos by Swedish and Danish composers.
He also hit it off with Victor Borge.