A Statement from Sir John Eliot Gardiner on the passing of Sir Ralph Kohn
"It is fitting that the entire musical world should today pay homage to Sir Ralph Kohn and mourn his passing. There has surely never been anyone quite like him in the history of music of the past hundred years. For Sir Ralph was a seminal figure: the fact that he was a fine musician and skilled singer in his own right gave additional significance to his exceptional generosity as a benefactor and discerning patron of performing groups and individuals over many years.  Today the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists have lost not only a munificent patron but a great friend of music. We send our heartfelt condolences to his beloved Zahava and his three wonderful daughters Hephzi, Michelle and Maxine." - Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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Sir Ralph Kohn presenting John Eliot Gardiner with the Bach Prize at the Royal Academy of Music
Sir Ralph Kohn presenting John Eliot Gardiner with the Bach prize at the Royal Academy of Music