London manager dies of cancer, 74

London manager dies of cancer, 74


norman lebrecht

November 23, 2020

Kaarina Meyer, one of the leading managers for orchestra and artist tours, has died of pancreatic cancer.

Multilingual, with a German father and Finnish mother, Kaarina grew up in Venezuela and the US. After almost 30 years at Harrison Parrott she went freelance as a tour manager, working with Intermusica, Maestro Arts and others until her retirement.


  • NYMike says:

    Unlike COVID-19, pancreatic cancer’s a sure killer taking among others: RBG, John Lewis, Alex Trebek and my wife.

    • Peter San Diego says:

      It is also a lot more common than one might think. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 47,000 people will have perished from it in the U.S. this year, a number that shocked me.

      At least it’s not transmissible, as far as we know.

      My deep condolences on your loss.

    • BruceB says:

      also Pavarotti