Husband and Manager Charged with Norwegian Pianist's Murder
Police have today arrested and charged John Martin, the husband of Russian-Norwegian concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko, with her murder - on the early hours of Sunday morning.
Its understood Police and paramedics were called to the couple's family home, in Manchester, United Kingdom at 12.45am on Sunday - following reports that a woman had been badly assaulted.
A number of attempts were made to revive the 38 year old concert pianist at the scene – but she died a short time later.
Martin, a 48 year old professional double bass player also acted as the pianist's manager.
A graduate of the St Petersburg State Conservatory and the Norwegian Academy of Music, Natalia had performed extensively across Europe, the United States and Asia – including recitals at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall.