The London Symphony Orchestra is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Principal Emeritus Double Bass Rinat Ibragimov.
Rinat became Principal Double Bass of the LSO in 1995 after serving as Principal of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra for many years. In 2013 he tragically suffered a major stroke and was unable to perform, although he remained active as a teacher at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He was made Principal Emeritus Double Bass in recognition of the service he provided to the LSO. A superb musician, inspirational teacher and wonderful colleague, he will be much missed by everyone at the LSO and we send our thoughts to his wife Lutsia, daughter Alina and son Timur at this sad time.
A longer tribute will follow.