The latest Covid death toll among musicians

The latest Covid death toll among musicians


norman lebrecht

February 03, 2021

Here are the past week’s fatalities:


191 Czech composer Ladislav Staidl, 75

192 Brazilian pianist, Nelly Biato Gnattali

193 Her son, the singer Luiz Antônio Pereira dos Santos, 62

194 Maltese pianist Cynthia Turner, 88

195 Chorus member Kyanna Sutton, 28

196 Indian singer Somadas Chathannoor, 42

197 Malawi legend Wambali Mkandawire, 68

198 Berlin opera conductor Kevin McCutcheon, 66

199 Brass teacher John Sizemore

200 Florida impresaria Jan McArt

201 Record fundraiser Captain Tom, 100

202 Georgian Singer Temur Tsiklauri, 75

Previous week’s losses here.


  • Doc Martin says:

    In Memoriam.

    Ein Deutsches Requiem
    Johannes Brahms

    Frauenkirche, Dresden

  • JussiB says:

    We’re slowly and surely achieving herd immunity with (1) people recovering from Covid and gaining natural immunity; (2) people getting Covid shots. By the fall 2021 everything will go back to normal.

  • Maria says:

    Probably a lot more we don’t know about in Britain and Ireland with still a very high death rate of people with or of the virus, and then a very restricted Covid funeral. May they rest in peace…

  • Jarrod says:

    Not sure why you have a picture of Dennis Askew, Director of Music at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He passed away unexpectedly last week but it was not COVID related.