Cancer claims principal trumpet, 50

Cancer claims principal trumpet, 50


norman lebrecht

July 09, 2020

The Galicia Symphony Orchestra in Spain has announced the death of its American principal trumpet, John Aigi Hurn.

He had been with the orchestra since its formation in 1992.



  • John was the best man, the best friend anyone could have. Always went above and beyond on behalf of everyone he knew. He had unconditional love for his family and friends and was a superlative musician. I am devastated to hear the news. He told me back in January about his sudden diagnose and operation, we kept in touch often though chats online. I didn’t hear from him in a week or two. His beautiful family lost an angel. A wonderful wife and three very young kids. A tragedy. It will be a long time before those close to him will understand.

    Rest in peace dear Aigi.

  • Kyle A Wiedmeyer says:

    Sad. If you’ve ever seen the orchestra’s performance videos you’d know that he had tremendous presence on the stage. Here’s a great example of his playing:

  • Lawrence Dunn says:

    What very sad news.

    I’ve followed John’s playing on YouTube with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra. A very fine trumpet player who will be sadly missed.

    Thoughts and condolences to John’s family and friends.

  • LaurelClaire Bazarek says:

    Im gonna MISS YOU maestro….

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  • M. Carmen Cabana says:

    A crear loss! Very sad.
    Rest in peace.

  • fflambeau says:

    This group is terrific; I’ve seen them several times on YouTube and thought they need more recognition.

    Sad about the loss of their lead trumpet.