Keith Willis

Thursday, 3 March 2011

We are very saddened by the news that Keith Willis has died.

Keith was one of the founders of Rhythmix, and the inspiration behind much of the work the organisation carries out. He took huge pride in the work of the Charity, and was regularly on hand to guide and steer us as the project developed. He was a dedicated musician with a particular fondness for Mahler and choral music; honorary music adviser to the Gustav Mahler Society UK, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, creator of the Mahler Project, the baton of the Surrey Youth Orchestra... the list is almost endless.

Keith had a genuine love of the arts that he wanted everyone to have the chance to share, always seeking to enthuse and encourage young people to become involved. More than anything else, Keith was simply one of the good guys who make the world a better place. He will be sorely missed by everybody here at Rhythmix and our thoughts are with his family.