Georges Alexandre Krins

Mr Georges Alexandre Krins

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Mr Georges Alexandre Krins, 23, was born in Paris, 18th March, 1889. He entered the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège, Belgium on 30th October 1902 and studied there until 1908.

He reportedly wished to pursue a military career. However, he was persuaded by his parents to return to remain in civilian life. He worked in his father's shop and played in La Grande Symphonie, Spa. In 1910, he entered as first violin at Le Trianon Lyrique in Paris. After that, he travelled to London and played 2 years at the Ritz Hotel until in March 1912. In the beginning of April 1912, when he was recruited by CW & FN Black in Liverpool to play on the Titanic, he was the bandmaster of the Trio String Orchestra playing near the Café Français. His London address was 10 Villa Road, Brixton.

 

Krins died in the disaster, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

References
Le Soir (Belgium), 5th May, 1912
JF Germain, L'écho du naufrage du Titanic en Belgique
RTL-TVI, Les belges du Titanic, Television Programme

Contributors
Philippe Delaunoy, Belgium
Jean-Francois Willame

Pictures

Concert by the Apollo Club, Brooklyn in aid of musicians' families

(1912) 

CONCERT BY THE APOLLO CLUB, BROOKLYN IN AID OF MUSICIANS' FAMILIES

 
Georges Alexandre Krins: Record of Birth

(1889) 

GEORGES ALEXANDRE KRINS: RECORD OF BIRTH

 
Inauguration G. Krins Memorial Spa (Belgium)

(2002) 

INAUGURATION G. KRINS MEMORIAL SPA (BELGIUM)

 
Krins Familly tombstone in Spa Cemetery (Belgium)

KRINS FAMILLY TOMBSTONE IN SPA CEMETERY (BELGIUM)

 

Articles and Stories

The Band That Played On

Titanic Review  (2011) 

THE BAND THAT PLAYED ON

 
Nearer My God to Thee

NEARER MY GOD TO THEE

 
Brave Musicians of Ship Meet Fate Trying To Drown Cries of the Perishing Passengers

Worcester Evening Gazette  (1912) 

BRAVE MUSICIANS OF SHIP MEET FATE TRYING TO DROWN CRIES OF THE PERISHING PASSENGERS

 
Memorial

MEMORIAL

 
Memorial

MEMORIAL

 
Tombstone

TOMBSTONE

 
The Brave Bandsmen - A Belgian Memorial

Liverpool Echo  (1912) 

THE BRAVE BANDSMEN - A BELGIAN MEMORIAL

 
SINKING SHIP'S BAND CHOSE FITTING HYMN

The New York Times  (1912) 

SINKING SHIP'S BAND CHOSE FITTING HYMN

 
Georges Krins - the Lost Memorial

Titanic Research  (2006) 

GEORGES KRINS - THE LOST MEMORIAL

 

External Links

Titanic's Band: Killing Them Softly. Titanic Research  (2004)  TITANIC'S BAND: KILLING THEM SOFTLY.  
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