In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2013


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.

Hungarian-American cello virtuoso and pedagogue János Starker – Aged 88.

German conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch – Aged 89.


American conductor James DePreist - Aged 76.

American piano virtuoso Van Cliburn - Aged 78.


Borodin Quartet violist Dmitri Shebalin – Aged 84.

British conductor Sir Colin Davis – Aged 85.


Former London Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, violinist Hugh Maguire – Aged 86.

Former Academy of St Martin in the Fields Concertmaster, Australian violinist Carmel Kaine - Aged 76.

Eastman School of Music Assistant Professor, pianist Tatiana Tchekina – Aged 69.

French violin maker Étienne Vatelot – Aged 88.

British composer Sir John Tavener – Aged 69.

Double bass virtuoso Fernando Grillo – Aged 68.

Violin virtuoso and pedagogue Masuko Ushioda. 


Danish cellist and pedagogue Erling Bløndal Bengtsson – Aged 79.

Polish pianist and composer Wojciech Kilar – Aged 81.

French composer Henri Dutilleux - Aged 97.


San Francisco Symphony Principal oboist William Bennett - Aged 56.

Norwegian double bassist and author Knut Guettler – Aged 70.

Former Vienna Philharmonic principal violist Paul Walter Furst - Aged 86.

Russian violin virtuoso and composer Igor Frolov – Aged 76.

British bow maker Garner Wilson - Aged 68.

Italian violinist Carlotta Nobile - Aged 24.

American cellist Toby Saks – Aged 71.

Smetana Quartet, Czech cellist Antonin Kohout – Aged 93.

American bassist Maxim Janowsky - Aged 70.

American mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens – Aged 99.


American mezzo-soprano Regina Resnik – Aged 90.

American violinist Edith Kuether.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal double bassist, Ralph Jones – Aged 68.

Australian Chamber Orchestra violinist Lorna Cumming – Aged 43.

American pianist and composer Noel Lee – Aged 88.

Austrian double bassist and historian Alfred Planyavsky – Aged 89.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra former Concertmaster, William Steck – Aged 79.

Philadelphia Orchestra former Principal  Cellist Paul Olefsky.

American cellist Andrew Eckard.

Portland String Quartet, American violinist Stephen Zoltan Kecskemethy – Aged 68.

British violist, Lindsay String Quartet founder, Roger Bigley.

American conductor Stephen Simon – Aged 75.

Germany violin luthier Karl Roy - Aged 80.

Hungarian-born Australian composer, arranger and conductor Tommy Tycho – Aged 84.

British bow maker Garner Wilson – Aged 68.

American violinist and music educator Stanley Mark Ackerman – Aged 78.

British cellist and conductor Adrian Shepherd – Aged 74.

British violinist Peter Mountain – Aged 89.

American violinist and pedagogue Richard Luby.

Iranian-American violinist, composer and conductor Mahmoud Zoufonoun – Aged 93.

Former Borodin Trio cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky – Aged 73.

American violinist Mary Ella McKinney – Aged 84.

Iranian conductor and composer Mohammad Beiglaripour – Aged 67

American conductor, cellist and composer Kermit Moore – Aged 84


Rest in peace, and thank you.