SAD NEWS | German Composer Volker David Kirchner Has Died – Aged 77 [RIP]

German composer and violist Volker David Kirchner has passed away - aged 77

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German composer and violist Volker David Kirchner has passed away – aged 77.

Throughout his career, Volker composed 16 operas – and was awarded a number of prizes including the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate Composers Prize, Rhineland-Palatinate Arts Award and the City of Mainz Gutenberg Medal.

Prior to moving his focus to composer, he served as a violist with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and the Kehr Trio – and was a founding member of the Ensemble 70.

Our condolences are with Volker’s family, friends, students and colleagues.