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Thread #161827 Message #3848432
Posted By: Jack Campin
03-Apr-17 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: 2017 Obit: Karin Rotter, ocarina player
Subject: Obit: Karin Rotter, ocarina player
Karin Rotter was half of the husband and wife ocarina firm Okarinamusikhaus in Austria, with her husband Hans. She died on 30 April; I don't know the details, she was about 20 years younger than Hans. She was the player in most of their videos, and did an enormous amount to promote the ocarina as a folk instrument in Europe. I only met her once, three years ago at a festival - energetic, witty and all-round gorgeous.
There are lots of videos of her on YouTube. I particularly liked her wacky versions of Austro-Bavarian oompah music.