SAD NEWS | San Francisco Symphony Principal Cellist Michael Grebanier Has Died – Age 82 [RIP]

American cellist Michael Grebanier has passed away - aged 82

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American cellist Michael Grebanier has passed away – aged 82.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Leonard Rose, Mr Grebanier was a former 1st prize winner at the Walter Naumburg International Cello Competition and had served as Principal Cellist with the San Francisco Symphony since 1977.

“Michael’s playing was a model of elegance, beauty, and musicality … colleague, friend, leader, ardent union supporter — he will be missed,” San Francisco Symphony cellist Barbara Bogatin has this week said via social media.

Our condolences are with his family, friends, students and colleagues.

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