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Ib Lanzky-Otto 1940–2020

Remembering Ib Lanzky-Otto, former solo horn player of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, a dear friend and colleague.

Today we’ve been reached by the sad news that our beloved colleague and friend – former solo horn player Ib Lanzky-Otto – has passed away.

Ib was a legend, admired all over the world for his great musicality and unique personality. His beautifully shaped tone, his deep musicality and dazzling technique, left a deep impression on both audience, conductors and soloists visiting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra during Ib’s 46 year era as its member. His contributions, as an orchestra musician and as a soloist, have become a model for horn players all over the world.

Ib’s warm and generous personality, combined with his lightning-fast humour, blessed us with an abundance of wonderful stories and anecdotes that we recall with the greatest warmth on a day like this. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and all friends at Konserthuset Stockholm mourn an icon, and above all a dear and beloved friend and colleague.


Remembering Ib Lanzky-Otto. Listen to a warm and generous conversation, recorded in 2015, where Ib talks about Carl Nielsen's music before a performance of the composer's Wind Quintet. Watch the film on Konserthuset Play.