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Göran Fant has left us

Göran Fant during the Edsberg study trip to Prague at the end of March 2017. Photo: John Nalan.
Göran Fant during the Edsberg study trip to Prague at the end of March 2017. Photo: John Nalan.


One of the truly genius educators has gone away.

Göran Fant, music and literature writer, teacher for many years at Kristofferskolan, was connected to Edsberg's Musikinstitut in 1992 as part of the unique concept of linking the music theory with teaching in practical music, especially in chamber music.

Göran's contribution was to make the connections between the different cultural impulses (within philosophy, literature, art, music and other social phenomena) in lectures for all students. These moments were many times unforgettable for us who listened (even teachers sometimes sneaked in for inspiration).

Göran could with sharp observations, breathtaking parallels, sweeping gestures and a great deal of humor make music history take place in the room here and now. Such a lecture not only provided us with a series of intellectual experiences and challenges, but also a strong experience, even a certain taste of the tongue.

For a number of years, students at KMH at Valhallavägen, also received lectures from Göran. If you read reactions to the death of social media, you understand how the encounter with Göran Fant changed the lives of many people.

Göran Fant left us at the age of 78 and was until the end active as teacher of music history at the Department of Classical Music/Edsberg Manor.

Mats Zetterqvist
Professor of chamber music
Department of Classical Music/Edsberg Manor

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Uppdaterad 2017-06-13