Thomas Füri, Swiss violinist, Died at 70


Thomas Füri was born on July 22, 1947, in Bern, and died on July 23, 2017.

He was a Swiss violinist, and a teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Basel.

Furi studied with his father Erich Füri and with Max Rostal at the Hochschule für Musik Bern.

He completed his studies with Ivan Galamian at the Julliard School in New York.

Since 1973 till 1980 Thomas Füri was leader in Koblenz, Lausanne and Basel.

Then from 1979 till 1993 he led the Camerata Bern.

From 1980 till 1991 Thomas Füri taught at the academies in Winterthur and Zürich.

During 1985 he joined I Salonisti, appearing in the 1997 film Titanic.

During 1993, Furi was awarded the Musikpreis des Kantons Bern.

Since 2000 Thomas Füri has been a member of the Aria Quartet.

He played on a 1761 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

Thomas Füri passed away at 70 years old.