Former New York Phil Violinist Leaves $4M Unclaimed Estate

Eugene Bergen Died Estate New York Philharmonic Cover

The Manhattan Public Administrator has today announced they are seeking relatives of former New York Philharmonic violinist, Eugene Bergen – who passed away aged 96, in 2012 with no will nor known heirs.

A student of Joseph Fuchs at the Juilliard School, Mr Bergen was unmarried and without children at the time of his death, leaving nearly $4 Million in unclaimed assets - including a 1761 Gagliano violin.

City officials have indicated that despite extensive searches, they have been unable to locate any living relative of the deceased - for the purpose of claiming his sizable estate.

Mr Bergen played with the New York Philharmonic from 1962 until his retirement in 1986.

A potential relative is asked to come forward and file court papers attesting to the relationship.