Renowned America Conductor Baton Stick Maker Has Died

Richard Horowitz Baton Conductor Timpanist Obituary Died Cover

Conductor baton maker and timpanist Richard Horowitz has passed away - aged 91.

Mr Horowitz served as principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1946 until his retirement in 2012.

His baton clientele included a number of the most eminent conductor of the 20th Century - including James Levine, Leonard Bernstein, Karl Bohm, Sir Colin Davis and Christoph von Dohnanyi.

Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.