Birmingham Contemporary Music Group are devastated to learn of the passing of our dearest friend and Artist-in-Association, Oliver Knussen.

He was the head of our BCMG family, driving our artistic programming and inspiring musicians and audiences with his extraordinary musicianship.

He was, quite simply, a force of nature in the best possible way; always creative, always playful, but with the highest standards and the best musical ears.

We cannot begin to process the loss of this wonderful man to both the musical community and the wider world.

We mourn his loss whilst celebrating his extraordinary, incomparable talent and humanity.