Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Michael's Death Ripped My Heart in Two, Says Victim's Widow

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Michael's Death Ripped My Heart in Two, Says Victim's Widow

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THE wife of violinist Michael Kahan told the inquest he was 'a talented musician and truly special person' whose death had ripped her in two. Eva Kahan described her husband, who was studying for an MA in Music Psychology, as a 'fantastic teacher who had so much to give'. She added: "He wanted to encourage young people and adults to enjoy classical music." Michael trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and was passionate about Klezmer, a traditional form of Jewish music. He met Eva in Germany while working as a purchasing manager, but returned to England in 2004 and devoted himself to his music. Eva said: "He was a musician throughout.

He should never have stopped playing.

It was like taking water away from a fish.

Music was his whole being." Michael had not seen his three children for several years after splitting with his ex-wife. …

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