On coming into work on Wednesday morning, it was with great sadness that we found out about the passing away of orchestra member, Peter Guroff.
Peter was a great guy – eloquent and kind, talented and inspiring – and always had a smile to give.
How apt it was that the first piece the orchestra rehearsed after finding out the sad news was Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration. Listening in on rehearsal, the opening bars provided one of those poignant moments where it was impossible to hold back emotion; where the power of the music was utterly overwhelming.
You will be sorely missed, Peter.