Soviet-born New York-based violinist Nina Beilina has passed away following a year-long illness - aged 81.
A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, where she studied with Abraham Yampolsky, Julius Eidlin and David Oistrakh, Ms Beilina was a former major prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Enescu and Long-Thibaud International Violin Competitions.
NINA BEILINA | MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 IN A MAJOR | RUDOLF BARSHAI & ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI
She served on the violin teaching faculty at New York's Mannes School of Music from 1978 until her retirement in 2017.
Our condolences are with Ms Beilina's family, friends, colleagues and students.