The international soloist Alexander Bouzlov died suddenly today, reportedly of a blood clot.
A Muscovite, born in 1983, he performed with many leading orchestras. In 2017, he married the Brussels-based violinist Alissa Margulis. They have a three year-old daughter, Amalia.
The Russian musical world has been devastated by this tragedy, together with hundreds of friends around the world.
UPDATE: Tributes pour in.