The harp world is mourning the loss of 27-year-old Polish harpist Victoria Anna Jankowska who was found murdered Friday morning in the building of the Lower Silesia Philharmonic in Jelenia Gora in western Poland. A 60-year-old security guard in the building was also found murdered.
A 29-year-old stage hand with the orchestra, identified only as Michal M., has been charged in the double homicide.
Jankowska was a student at the Frederic Chopin University in Warsaw where she studied with Urszula Mazurek. She was to graduate in June. Reports say she was staying in a guest room in the building overnight before she was to join the orchestra for a concert on Friday.
The Lower Silesia Philharmonic is performing Mozart’s Requiem on Mar. 22 in memory of the victims.