How Did Boris Brott Die? Was His Cause Of Death?

Renowned Canadian conductor Boris Brott died in an accident in Hamilton, Ontario on Tuesday, CP24 writes.

“Boris tragically died this morning when he was hit by a car in Hamilton,” the Montreal Orchestra said in a statement.

Shock in the world of classical music: The Jewish-Canadian conductor Boris Brut was killed in a hit-and-run accident that occurred last Tuesday in the city of Hamilton in the province of Ontario, Canada, where he lived.

He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where he died of his wounds. Brut, 78 at the time of his death, was one of the most well-known and respected conductors in the world.

He has won countless awards and has performed on prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Royal Covent Garden Opera House in London, before the Pope in the Vatican, and other international sites. In 2018, he even performed in Israel.

Boris Brut was born in 1944 in the city of Montreal to a Jewish family. His father was the renowned violinist and composer Alexander Brut, and his mother, Lotte, was a cellist. He learned to play the violin at a very young age, and by the time he was 5 he had already performed at events of the Montreal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Brut began studying conducting as early as 1956, and three years later, at the age of only 15, he founded and led the Montreal Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Over the years he led other orchestras, headed the Canadian National Orchestra Academy, and in 1987 founded the “Brut Music Festival,” which continues to take place annually in the city of Hamilton – where he was found dead.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger offered his condolences to Brott’s family, calling him a “beloved maestro”. Boris Brott was the founder of the Hamilton Music Festival, an officer in the Order of Canada, and a member of the Order of Ontario.

The culprit of the accident fled the scene but was detained nearby. The police pursued the driver and tried to stop him. The suspect’s vehicle subsequently collided with several service vehicles. Three police officers and the driver were injured during the arrest and were taken to the hospital. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was brought in to investigate the incident.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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