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During the siege of Sarajevo , he played Albinoni 's Adagio in G Minor in ruined buildings, and, often under the threat of snipers, he played during funerals. His bravery inspired musical numbers and a novel. He moved to Northern Ireland and is a composer, conductor, and performer. His G minor masterpiece was introduced in a book called "a story like the wind". He managed to leave Sarajevo , in the second year of the siege that lasted from 5 April to 29 February 1, days  and is often mistakenly identified as a member of the Sarajevo String Quartet, which played on throughout the siege.
The South African singer and songwriter Coenie de Villiers wrote a song in Afrikaans, called Die tjeiis van Sarajevo The cellist of Sarajevo , which was included in his album Hart van glas Heart of glass. In the book, an unnamed cellist plays every day at pm for 22 days, always at the same time and location, to honour the 22 people killed by a mortar bomb while they queued for bread on May 26, The account, including the time of the mortar attack, is fictional. He said, "They steal my name and identity," and added that he expected damages, an apology and compensation.
He escaped the city in late and has since been involved in numerous music projects as a performer, composer and conductor. He now lives in Warrenpoint , Northern Ireland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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