Leipzig laments its principal clarinet

Leipzig laments its principal clarinet


norman lebrecht

September 28, 2022

Members of the Gewandhaus orchestra are mourning Thomas Ziesch, who died unexpectedly at the age of 69.

He had been principal clarinet of te elite orchestra for over 30 years and a member of the Gewandhaus wind quintet since 1989.


  • Paul Barte says:

    Woodwind quintet, maybe?

  • Alain says:

    Brass quintet?!? You mean wind quintet.

  • Bone says:

    A clarinet player in the brass quintet? That really is something.

  • Malcolm James says:

    Brass quintet? Do you mean wind quintet?

  • M McGrath says:

    “Blaeserquintett!” Let’s get a life. He and this group played phenomenally and he will be missed. THAT’S the important thought in this article.

  • Marie Theres Streng says:

    Thomas Ziesch was 59 (*22.12.1962). A wonderful musician and a decent and lovely human being. RIP