Byron Gustafson, an artist manager who guided the violinist Midori from gawky teens to mature stardom, has died, his agency has announced. He was 56.
From: Judi Linden
It is with great sadness that I have to relay the news of Byron’s passing last evening. As an esteemed board member and leader in the arts field, Byron did so much for so many of us.
He was a mentor and a manager to Midori from the time she started her career over twenty years ago and a fellow colleague and friend to so many of us. His kindness, and gentle nature, along with his intuitive understanding of the performing arts, were just a few of the extraordinary qualities he brought to everything and everyone he helped.
Through his personal passion and professional work, he made such a meaningful difference in our lives and organizations.
Please know that the details regarding any service have not yet been sent to us, once they are I will forward them to you.