French violinist and composer Didier Lockwood died on Sunday after a heart attack, a week after his 62nd birthday and the day after holding his last concert in Paris.
He has been active on the music scene since the 1970s, recorded his first album as a leader, New World, and subsequently recorded more than 35 albums in his career. He has influenced many generations of musicians with his virtuosic performances and innovations.
He is the author of two operas, created music for movies and animated films, collaborated with many important musicians, successfully performed in various music genres, and in 2001 he founded a music center in Paris where he taught music improvisation, based on the methodology he himself set up.
The audience of Jazz Fest Sarajevo had the opportunity to hear his great performances at the concert in 2010, in which he performed along with Mike Stern’s trio.
Photo: Didier Lockwood at 14th Jazz Fest Sarajevo in 2010. (Zijah Gafić)