American cellist George Neikrug has passed away – aged 100.
A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Demetrius Constantine Dounis, throughout his seven decade career, Mr Neikrug served principal cello positions with the Baltimore Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Symphony – and the Paramount and Columbia Recording Orchestras.
In addition, he served teaching positions on faculty at the Frankfurt School of Music, Oberlin College, the University of Texas and Boston University.
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In 1996 Mr Neikrug was awarded Indiana University’s Chevalier du Violoncelle accolade – in recognition of his outstanding lifetime achievement.
Our condolences are with Mr Neikrug’s family, friends, colleagues and students.