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Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Vincent La Selva Has Died – Aged 88

American conductor Vincent La Selva has passed away from the effects of dementia - aged 88. He served a long time faculty position at The...

SAD NEWS | Madrid’s Royal Conservatory of Music Violin Professor Victor Martin Has Died

French-born Spanish violinist Victor Martin has passed away - aged 76. He served as long-term Concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Spain - and as 1st...

VERY SAD NEWS | Former Minnesota Duluth Music Teacher Has Died from Accidental Overdose

Former Choral Director and Associate Music Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Tina Thielen-Gaffey has passed away - aged just 50. A graduate of...

SAD NEWS | Moscow Conservatoire Pedagogue Asya Kushner Has Died

Russian violinist and pedagogue Asya Kushner has passed away. A student of Leonid Kogan at the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow State Conservatoire,...

SAD NEWS | American Violinist Fredell Lack Has Died – Aged 95

American violinist and pedagogue Fredell Lack has passed away - aged 95. A student of Ivan Galamian, Ms Lack was a former major prize winner...

SAD NEWS | Pioneering Australian Conductor Patrick Thomas Has Died – Aged 85

Australian flutist and conductor Patrick Thomas has passed away - aged 85. Throughout his career, he served prominent conducting and leadership positions with a number...

SAD NEWS | Experimental Romanian Composer Ana-Maria Avram has Died – Aged 55

Contemporary avant-garde Romanian composer Ana-Maria Avram has passed away - aged 55. Throughout her lifetime, she composed over 90 works for traditional ensembles and electronic...

SAD NEWS | LaSalle String Quartet Violinist Walter Levin Has Died – Aged 92

German-born American violinist Walter Levin has passed away - aged 92. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Hans Letz and Ivan...

Santo Domingo Symphony Concertmaster Pavle Vujcic has Died

Serbian-born Dominican violinist Pavle Vujcic has passed away - aged 64. A graduate of the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, he served as the long-time...

SAD NEWS | Austrian Violist, Conductor and Composer Paul Angerer Has Died

Austrian violist, conductor and composer Paul Angerer has passed away - age 90. He served as a section violist with the Vienna Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra...

Former Camerata Bern Concertmaster Thomas Furi Has Died – Aged 70

Swiss violinist Thomas Furi has passed away - aged 70. A student of Max Rostal and Ivan Galamian, he served as Director and Leader of...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Conductor & Educator Jan Stulen Has Died – Aged 75

Dutch conductor and pedagogue Jan Stulen has passed away suddenly - aged 75. A graduate of the Amsterdam Conservatory, throughout his five decade career, Maestro...

SAD NEWS | Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Cellist José Bragato Has Passed Away – Aged 101

Italian-born Argentinian cellist, composer and arranger José Bragato has passed away - aged 101. He served as Principal Cellist with the Colón Theatre in Buenos...

SAD NEWS | Moscow Conservatory Violin Pedagogue Maya Glezarova has Died

Russian violinist and pedagogue Maya Glezarova has passed away - aged 92. A student and assistant of legendary Russian teacher Yuri Yankelevich, she served a long-term...

SAD NEWS | Experimental French Composer Pierre Henry Has Died

French electronic composer Pierre Henry has died - aged 89. A protege of Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen and Félix Passerone at the Paris Conservatoire, he will...

SAD NEWS | English String Composer Malcolm Lipkin Has Died – Aged 85

English pianist and composer Malcolm Lipkin has passed away - aged 85. A prodigy of Hungarian composer Matyas Seiber, his major contributions to the string...

SAD NEWS | Eminent American New Music Violinist Paul Zukofsky Has Died

American violinist, conductor and pedagogue Paul Zukofsky has passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma - aged 73. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent British Conductor Sir Jeffrey Tate Has Died Suddenly

Eminent British conductor Sir Jeffrey Tate has died from a heart attack, in Bergamo, Italy - aged 74. A protege of Sir Georg Solti, he...

VERY SAD NEWS | Czech Philharmonic Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek has Died – Aged 71

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SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Russian Cellist and Pedagogue Natalia Shakhovskaya has Died

Russian cellist Natalia Shakhovskaya has passed away - aged 82. A protégé of Semon Kosolupov and Mstislav Rostropovich, Ms Shakhovskaya is a former 1st prize winner...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr Schneiderhan was...

Former Oregon Symphony Concertmaster Hugh Ewart Has Died – Aged 93

Scottish-American violinist Hugh Ewart has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the University of Illinois and the Juilliard School, Mr Ewart served as...

Controversial String Instrument Collector Herbert Axelrod Has Died

Controversial New York-based string instrument collector, entrepreneur, tropical fish expert and philanthropist Herbert Richard Axelrod has passed away in Switzerland - aged 89. Axelrod rose...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed New York Composer Daniel Brewbaker has Died

New York-based pianist, composer and poet Dr Daniel Brewbaker has passed away from a brain tumor - aged 66. A graduate of the University of...

SAD NEWS | Prominent Finnish Composer Jovanka Trbojevic has Died – Aged 54

Yugoslavian-born Finnish composer Jovanka Trbojevic has passed away following a serious illness - aged just 54. A piano and composition graduate of the Prague Polytechnic...

SAD NEWS | Gabrieli String Quartet Cellist Keith Harvey Has Died [RIP]

British cellist Keith Harvey has passed away - aged 78. He served as a former Principal Cellist with the London Philharmonic and the English Chamber...

SAD NEWS | Former Princeton Symphony Concertmaster Joseph Kovacs Has Died

Hungarian-born American violinist and conductor Joseph Kovacs has passed away - aged 91. A graduate of the Franz Liszt Royal Hungarian Academy of Music, where...

SAD NEWS | Eminent Russian Violinist & Teacher Grigori Zhislin Has Died

Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Grigori Zhislin has passed away - aged 71. A student of Yuri Yankelevich at the Moscow Conservatory, he was a former...

SAD NEWS | British Cellist Olga Hegedus Has Passed Away – Aged 96

British cellist Olga Hegedus has died - aged 96. She served as long-term Co-Principal cellist with the English Chamber Orchestra. In 1981, Ms Hegedus was one...

SAD NEWS | Bartok String Quartet 1st Violinist Peter Komlos Has Died

Hungarian violinist Peter Komlos has passed away - aged 81. A graduate of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, he was a founding member of...

Violin Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Died on This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979 – aged 67. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as one of...
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