Disaster: Vienna orchestra violinist, 25,  is killed in train accident

Disaster: Vienna orchestra violinist, 25, is killed in train accident


norman lebrecht

May 10, 2022

One man was killed and three injured yesterday around 6 p.m. when a train jumped off the rails in the Mödling district of Lower Austria.

The fatality has been named as Daniel Guillen-Navarro, 25, a popular candidate member of the ORF Symphony Orchestra.

His colleagues have posted this:
It is with great sadness and dismay that we announce that our orchestra member Daniel Guillen Navarro died in a train accident yesterday. Daniel has been playing tutti in the first violins since February 2022 during his probationary year. We have found him to be a very talented and well-balanced violinist, a friendly and enthusiastic orchestra musician. We are stunned and shocked by this terrible accident and have to say goodbye to Daniel Guillen. Our thoughts are with his family and his parents.


  • Don Ciccio says:


  • Achim Mentzel says:

    Shocking and devasting news, deepest sympathies and thoughts to his family.

  • John Borstlap says:

    A heartbreaking story.

    Why does so often the unreadable happen?


  • wiener says:

    Wien steht derzeit unter keinen
    m guten Stern

  • Beata says:

    What a tragic incident. R.I.P.

  • Lucy says:

    Mercury Retrograde began yesterday May 10th affecting all transportation and electrical. Wait at least until June 10th before unnecessary travel, signing contracts or buying electrical items. Affects spoken and written word, too. Mistakes can be made or be avoided by checking.

  • Micaelo Cassetti says: