Violinist Perishes on Italian Cruise Ship; Odd Connection with Titanic Musicians

Source: The Contrapuntist

Hungarian violinist Sandor Feher was among the drowning victims on the Costa Concordia. According to a post on, the 38-year-old was working on the ship as a member of the Bianco Trio.

News organizations have compared the Costa Concordia disaster to the infamous sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Feher happened to be on board with two relatives of musicians who died on the Titanic. Amelia Leon, a 22-year-old survivor of the Italian disaster, was related to one of the violinists who had played on the Titanic as the vessel sank. A British singer who also escaped the Costa Concordia claimed that one of her ancestors was a musician on the Titanic.

Feher was not playing his violin during the sinking of the ship. However, pianist Jozsef Balog told a Hungarian newspaper that he had seen Feher helping several crying children put on life jackets before going back to his cabin to retrieve his instrument.

Feher posted a YouTube video last month in which he shares his aspiration to become a violin teacher. You can watch the video below.