SAD NEWS | St Petersburg Cellist Anatoly Nikitin Has Died – Aged 85

Russian cellist Anatoly Nikitin has passed away - aged 85

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Anatoly Nikitin Cellist

Russian cellist Anatoly Nikitin has passed away – aged 85.

A graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory and the Moscow State Conservatoire, where he studied Mstislav Rostropovich, Mr Nikitin served as Principal Cellist with the St Petersburg Philharmonic for more than 4 decades – and held a long term Professorship as Head of the Cello at the St Petersburg Conservatory.

Our condolences are with Mr Nikitin’s family, friends and colleagues.

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