UK quartet mourns a violist

UK quartet mourns a violist


norman lebrecht

July 08, 2020

Message from the Coull Quartet, based at the University of Warwick:

It is with great sadness that we report the death yesterday, 7 July 2020 of Gustav Clarkson. Gustav had a distinguished career playing with many prestigious ensembles, and we were fortunate to have him as our viola player in the Coull Quartet from 2004 until 2010. As well as being a wonderful musician and devoted family man, he was our dear friend from student days, and we will miss him enormously.



  • Alexander Tarak says:

    My sympathies to his family.

  • Alan George says:

    And great sadness here too: a top player in a top quartet!
    Heartfelt condolences from the Fitzwilliam

    • Jonathan Evans-Jones says:

      I have only just learnt of Gustav’s death, many months later. A wonderful guy. Cultured, intelligent, fine player and great company. We had many a conversation about ground-source heat pumps.