Felix Skowronek, 1935-2006
The flute community is saddened by the death of Felix Skowronek, on the evening of April 17, 2006. Felix was a dear friend and colleague to so many of us. We will miss his vitality, his story-telling and his generosity as friend and teacher.
Felix was Founding President of the Seattle Flute Society, and later served as a board member and as Vice-President. He was also National Flute Association president, chairman of the board, and program chairman of the 10th anniversary convention.
The Seattle Times ran a very nice obituary on Wednesday the 19th. The Times will also run a tribute to Felix in this coming Sunday edition. The Seattle P-I offered an article as well.
Immediate public memorial plans have not been announced, but the Wood Flute Convention will be held in mid-June at the UW, as Felix envisioned. A memorial concert will be announced for immediately before or after the conference. Check the conference website over the next few weeks for more information: http://www.woodflutefest.com (pdf download)
We offer our heartfelt sympathies to his friends and family. Felix will be greatly missed.
Originally posted on April 20, 2006. Date changed to keep this post at the top of the blog.
Updated: Memorial plans have now been announced.