Sad death of Romanian virtuoso, 71Uncategorized
The outstanding Romanian violinist Sherban Lupu died of a heart attack this weekend. He worked 25 years as professor at the University of Illinois and was a noted authority on the composer Georges Enescu.
Toccata Classics producer Martin Anderson writes: ‘ He was a figure of some standing in Bucharest – but as an indication of the warmth of his personality, when he heard, about five years ago, that my son, Alex, was taking violin lessons, he offered to come and play to him the next time he was in London. My in-laws, with whom Alex lives, were then renting a flat in Barnes and so I picked Sherban up from central London in a cab, we drove out to the far side of the Hammersmith Bridge and he gave Alex and family a half-hour solo concert, stopping every so often to ask what else they might like to hear.’