Quartet leader quits over husband’s illnessmain
The violinist Gina McCormack, who joined the Brodsky Quartet just two years ago, has decided to step down. She has diclosed that her husband, Leif, is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and she cannot commit to the Quartet’s busy schedule once concerts start again.
Gina says: ‘Our time together as a quartet was sadly far too short, but I leave with enough fabulous musical and culinary memories to last me a lifetime!’ The Brodskys say: ‘We are immensely sad to be losing Gina. She and Leif will remain at the forefront of our thoughts as they strive to negotiate his illness. Our short time together was hugely productive, rewarding and immensely fun. Gina has left us with many memories and we shall miss her enormously.’
In place of Gina, the Brodskys have recruited Krysia Osostowicz from the Dante String Quartet.