This past November the classical music and double reed community was shocked by the sudden death of Mark Weiger. He was a virtuoso oboist, talented pedagogue, professor, and all around a wonderful person. I had the pleasure of taking a few lessons with Mark, and the lessons were worth every minute of the 4 1/2 hour drive to Iowa City. From time to time Mark would drop an email into my box to see how I was doing oboewise and just in general. Mark was an inspiration, and I truly admired him as an artist.
Today would have been Mark's 50th birthday. Today I wish for peace and repose. I wish peace for Mark, for his family, for his colleagues, for his students, and for all who are well aware of his absence.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Weiger.
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