A Dutch conductor and a violinist, Bernard Haitink, died at the age of 92. Though having several failed marriages, he was blessed with five children. Here is everything about him.
Bernard Johan Herman Haitink was a Dutch conductor and a violinist who died on 21st October 2021 at 92 in his home in West London.
He studied the violin and conducting at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with the conductor of the school’s orchestra, Felix Hupka.
In 1954 and 1955, he played the violin in orchestras and later went to take further courses in conducting under Ferdinand Leitner.
From 1961, he began working with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Moreover, he also held posts as principal conductor of international orchestras.
Very saddened by the news that maestro Bernard Haitink, one of the preeminent conductors of our time, has died aged 92.#BernardHaitink #RIPBernardHaitinkhttps://t.co/ySuBH7qX6c https://t.co/YxwjAXCX2Q pic.twitter.com/MDAucTzKRX
— Classical Radio (@ClassicalHQ) October 22, 2021
Bernard Haitink Death Cause. How Did He Die?
Unfortunately, Bernard Haitink passed away on 21st October 2021 at the age of 92.
Bernard died at his home in West London. His family and relatives do not reveal the actual cause of his death.
However, some sources have mentioned that he died peacefully due to his old age, while some were due to cancer.
Hence, confirmation by his family members is needed.
Bernard Haitink Age: How Old Was He?
The prestigious conductor Bernard Haitink was born on 4th March 1929 in Amsterdam.
The legend was born to Willem Haitink and Anna Clara Verschaffelt; his father was a civil servant while his mother worked for Alliance Francaise.
Later his father became director of the Amsterdam electricity Board.
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) October 22, 2021
Who Is Bernard Haitink Wife? Know His Children
Well, talking about his love life, he did not have a good history. He has had three unsuccessful marriages and was living in West London with his fourth wife.
His fourth wife’s name is Patricia Bloomfield, married in 1994,, a barrister and a former viola player in the Covent Garden Opera Orchestra, while his first wife was Marjolein Snijder.
With his first wife, Marjolein Snijder married in 1956; he had five children.
Bernard Haitink: Net Worth. How Rich Is She?
The actual figure of Bernard Haitink’s net worth is not known to date.
He has not disclosed it; however, he is expected to have a net of at least $1 million to $5 million.
By profession, he was a Dutch conductor and violinist who served his entire life in the music industry.
Bernard has made a remarkable contribution to the industry.