American violist and pedagogue Jerry Horner has passed away.
A graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with David Dawson, William Primrose, Josef Gingold and Daniel Guilet, Mr Horner performed as a long time violist with the Chicago-based Fine Arts Quartet – and served teaching positions on faculty at the University of Wisconson-Milwaukee, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Northern Illinois University, the North Carolina School of the Arts and the University of Pittsburgh.
“Jerry was a unbelievably generous, loving genuine musician with keen mind … he sat in front of the quartet listening hours as a fifth member with the sharpest and deepest concentration to simply achieve the utmost beauty of music … ” Villers Quartet violinist Tamaki Higashi has said.
“He was the person who guided me through the pathway from a student into an artist … I have nothing but gratitude for the time he gave to me and my colleagues both in US and UK over the last fifteen years,” she has said.
Our condolences are with Mr Honer’s family, friends and colleagues.