Fine Arts Quartet mourns violist

Friends have reported the death of Jerry Horner, violist of the Fine Arts Quartet from 1980 to 2000.

Jerry, who lived in Bloomington Indiana, was mentor to hundreds, maybe thousands, of string players.

Tamaki Higashi writes:
‘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. 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 in last fifteen years.’