Covid death of an influential violistmain
Matthieu Herzog informs us of the death of the French viola master Tasso Adamopoulos, principal of several orchestras and professor at the conservatoires of Lyon and Bordeaux. He was 76 and had been ill with Covid-19
Of Greek origin, he studied in Israel with Oedoen Partos, becoming principal viola of the Rotterdam Philharmonic at age 19.
He went on to occupy the principal seat in the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Ensemble orchestral de Paris, the Orchestre national de France and the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. His students occupy positions in leading European orchestras.