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Mourning for Friedemann LAYER

Conductor Friedemann Layer died in Potsdam yesterday aged 78. Born in Vienna, Layer was GMD at Nationaltheater Mannheim twice (1987-90 and 2007-09), in between serving as Musical Director of Orchestre et Opéra National de Montpellier for 13 years.

Layer was internationally much in demand as an opera and concert conductor, regularly receiving invitations from the big European houses. Presenters, orchestras and artists he worked with loved and valued him for his extraordinay musicality, superb technique and profound knowledge. At the same time his modest, compassionate and open nature earned him much admiration. Our thoughts are with his wife and relatives. We will dearly miss him.