LBB was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of composer Jonathan Goldstein, along with his wife Hannah Marcinowicz and their baby.
Jonathan was the founder of London-based music production company Goldstein Music Group and had worked on many highly awarded advertising campaigns as well as composing scores for film and TV. In December 2013, Jonathan topped the UK Classical Music Charts, with the piece Magical Moments. He also worked with Martin Scorsese on the film Cape Fear.
Hannah was a professional saxophonist and clarinet player who performed regularly at the BBC Proms and had worked with the London Symphony Orchestra.
The family was killed when the plane they were riding in crashed in the Swiss Alps on Sunday morning.
Based in London’s Soho, Goldstein Music is a thriving music company that has worked on with brands like Volvo, Heineken, Amazon Prime and Gillette. Goldstein Music also has a sound and voice branding agency called Anvil and music supervision company Dolce under its umbrella.
Across the tight-knit London advertising and production community, the Goldstein family tragedy has sent shockwaves. Figures from other music and sound companies have shared their grief on social media.
Mike Connaris of Mcasso Music said on Facebook: “I am so sad. RIP Jonathan Goldstein, wife Hannah and baby. Why do these things happen? My thoughts are with your relatives and friends.”
GCRS's Carole Humphrey also paid tribute on Facebook: "As you may already know Jonathan, his wife Hannah and their baby girl Saskia were tragically killed in a light aircraft crash in Switzerland on Sunday morning. I know that some of you will be feeling this loss very keenly. Jonathan was a very very talented composer who had built a fantastic music company and recently had launched a sonic branding arm. We have done a lot of work with Jonathan and his team over the years including sharing a fun time in Cannes. Jonathan was one of nicest people I have ever met in this industry. He was a kind, decent, honest and courteous man. Old fashioned values which are often missing in action nowadays. My thoughts are with the family of the Goldsteins and the staff of Goldstein. We will help where we can."
Also on social media, APA chief executive Steve Davies said: “Truly shocking. Decent, helpful, talented.”
In 2017, LBB interviewed Jonathan as part of our ‘5 Minutes with…’ series, where he talked about starting out his career in theatre before switching it up for the ‘fast and furious’ world of commercials, his fascination with the human brain and how he would often compose music for his wife Hannah, who he described as ‘the perfect muse’.