Nils Korner was born in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). His family left in 1938, not long before the invasion by Nazi Germany and, after a year in England, settled into Sydney, Australia, in 1939, soon after the outbreak of World War II.
Nils was educated at North Sydney Boys High and studied Medicine at the University of Sydney. He went to England to work and obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. On returning to Sydney, he married and, after more studies, became a Diagnostic Radiologist, having practices in Brookvale and Cremorne.
Music was one of the great joys of his life. He was one of the founders of the Amateur Chamber Music Society and the instigator of the Wollongong Weekends of Chamber Music.
For over 20 years until his death Nils played violin in a chamber music group that met every fortnight. He died in 2002 survived by his wife and three children.