Conductor murdered in overseas apartment
A MAN has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Scots orchestra conductor in Argentina.
Finlay Ferguson, director of the Junior Academic Orchestra of the Liberator Theatre, was found dead in his apartment in Cordoba on Friday.
The 60-year-old musician, from Glasgow, was found naked on his bed and had died from a blow to the head, according to local reports. Money and personal items were missing from his flat.
Prosecutor Ruben Caro said the death was being treated as a homicide.
“It is confirmed it was a violent death,” he said. “There are details, which we cannot provide so as not to hinder the investigation, which confirm it was a murder.”
The death of the Scot has shocked the artistic community in Argentina and the Cordoba Cultural Agency issued a statement expressing its “deepest sympathy” to his family for the “painful loss”.
A fluent Spanish speaker, Mr Ferguson lived in Argentina for many years.
The accomplished violinist was a former Gold Medal-winning student with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. A spokesman for the institution said staff were “shocked and saddened” to hear the news.