In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2016 [RIP]

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community this year

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As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community this year.

French composer, conductor, and pianist Pierre Boulez – Aged 90.

Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Aged 86.

Academy of St. Martin’s Founder Sir Neville Marriner – Aged 92.

British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – Aged 81.

American composer Steven Stucky – Aged 66.

Boston Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Jules Eskin – Aged 85.

American violinist and teacher Ida Levin – Aged 53.

American violinist and pedagogue Margaret Pardee – Aged 95.

German-born conductor Otto-Werner Mueller – Aged 89.

Austrian cellist and conductor Heinrich Schiff – Aged 65.

Former Berlin Philharmonic principal cellist Eberhard Finke – Aged 96.

American composer, activist, and accordionist Pauline Oliveros – Aged 84.

Czech-American composer and conductor Karel Husa – Aged 95.

Hungarian-American former Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Francis Akos – Aged 93.

Brazilian avant-garde composer Gilberto Mendes – Aged 93.

Dutch trombonist of André Rieu’s Johann Strauss Orchestra Ruud Merx – Aged 47.

Italian violist and pedagogue Elisa Pegreffi – Aged 93.

German-born American violist Peter Kamnitzer – Aged 93.

Swiss-born conductor Gustav Meier – Aged 86.

Mexican composer, arranger, and mariachi violinist Don José “Pepe” Martínez – Aged 74.

American conductor Charles R Ellis – Aged 67.

Shostakovich String Quartet violist and pedagogue Alexander Galkovsky.

Former Academy of St. Martin’s concertmaster Alan Loveday.

Estonian conductor Eri Klas – Aged 76.

Canadian TV conductor, arranger, and Music Director Howard Cable – Aged 95.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra bassoonist Richard Chandler – Aged 52.

Lithuanian violinist and conductor Saulius Sondeckis – Aged 87.

Finnish conductor Ulf Söderblom – Aged 85.

British-born Australian cellist Christine Jackson – Aged 53.

American violin dealer Dan Schab – Aged 58.

French-born Spanish cellist David Etheve – Aged 50.

Russian-born Norwegian pianist Natalia Streichenko – Aged 38.

Former Mannes School of Music dean Dr Charles Kaufman – Aged 87.

Irish violinist and founder of the New Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of Saint Cecilia Mary Gallagher O’Rourke – Aged 76.

Romanian-born Israeli violinist Rodica Iosub – Aged 56.

New York City Opera violinist Kate Light.

Former Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago – Aged 92.

Film score composer and bassist Don “Terry” Plumeri – Aged 71.

Former Santa Rosa Symphony concertmaster Eugene Shepherd – Aged 96.

Former Philadelphia Orchestra double bassist Emilio “Lee” Gravagno – Aged 82.

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra assistant principal cellist Hendrik Zwiener – Aged 37.

Russian french hornist Vladimir Garushka – Aged 31.

American cellist and Suzuki pedagogue Gilda Barston – Aged 71.

Armenian-American violinist and pedagogue Anahid Ajemian – Aged 92.

Welsh cellist and pedagogue Gwyneth George – Aged 95.

Romanian composer, scholar, and musicologist Pascal Bentoiu – Aged 88.

American violinist and pedagogue Jerrold Rubenstein.

German violist Elisabeth Schaefer.

American conductor and founder of the Cathedral Choral Society Reilly Lewis – Aged 72.

Italian opera conductor Edoardo Miller – Aged 78.

Dutch violinist, composer, and educator Bernard van Beurden – Aged 82.

Former Vienna Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Klaus Maetzl – Aged 75.

South African film and TV composer and conductor Harry Rabinowitz – Aged 100.

Medici Quartet violinist Paul Robertson – Aged 63.

Italian violinist and concertmaster of the Orchestra della Tuscana Andrew Tacchi – Aged 63.

Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Barry Socher – Aged 68.

Los Angeles Philharmonic double bassist Frederick Tinsley – Aged 76.

Oklahoma City Philharmonic violinist Lois Fees – Aged 82.

Australian violinist and member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Stephen Phillips – Aged 54.

Serbian violinist and pedagogue Dejan Mihailovic – Aged 84.

French-born composer and pioneer of electronic pop music Jean-Jacques Perrey – Aged 87.

American violinist Mary Whitaker – Aged 61.

American violist and music teacher Christopher Waters – Aged 30.

American violinist and educator John Lambros – Aged 98.

South Korean violinist Hyuk-Joo Kwun – Aged 31.

Daughter of ‘The Piano Guys’ co-founder Jon Schmidt Annie Schmidt – Aged 21.

Australian violist Paul Leggett – Aged 48.

Italian violinist and violist Greta Medini – Aged 26.

Philanthropist and co-founder of the UK-based Borletti-Buitoni Trust Franco Buitoni – Aged 82.

Rest in peace, and thank you.