My Dear Chris: ever since we met at the Bayerische Staatsoper back in 2012, we stayed in touch, and I was so delighted that we crossed paths a little more when you brought your life to London.  You were destined for great things in music, and your shining personality, enthusiasm, and knowledge were infectious.  I’ll never forget our catch-up drinks at Holland Park Tube Station, which was the last time we saw each other.  You will live on in all of our music making.  George X