Dear Parents, colleagues and friends,
We are devastated to have to share with you the sad news that Kati Sasvari, Senior Conductor at PACE, and our dear colleague and friend, passed away over the weekend.
As many of you will know, Kati had been unwell for some months but we had all hoped that she would make a good recovery and be back with us to doing what she loved: devoting her life to her work supporting the children at PACE, about whom she cared deeply. Sadly, this was not to be.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences go, first and foremost, to Kati’s family and loved ones at this profoundly sad and difficult time.
PACE, too, is a family. To lose a much loved member of the PACE family is extremely hard for all of us and I know that we feel her loss very deeply across the entire organisation today. Kati was one of the very first conductors to join PACE in February 1999 and, both professionally and personally, she embodied the passionate care and commitment to our children and families and to our work that all of us at PACE share. We will remember her today, and every day, as we continue that work.
We will be considering how best to celebrate Kati’s life and her wonderful and exemplary work, but I wanted you to know this news at the first appropriate opportunity.
10 February 2015.