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Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev sadly died on this day in 1978 – aged 52. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

SAD NEWS | ‘Underground Guru’ Violin Teacher Joey Corpus Has Died

Filipino-American violin and viola pedagogue Joey Corpus has passed away - aged 59. A student of Jascha Brodsky and Orlando Cole and described as an 'underground...

VERY SAD NEWS | Austrian Cellist and New Music Advocate Wolfgang Zamastil Has Died – Aged 36

Austrian cellist, composer and producer Wolfgang Zamastil has passed away, following a two year battle with pancreatic cancer - aged just 36. He was a...

Siberian Opera Star Dmitri Hvorostovsky Has Died of Cancer – Aged 55

Eminent Siberian operatic baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died from a brain tumor - aged just 55. “On behalf of the Hvorostovsky family, it is with...

Austrian-Born Violinist and Pedagogue Felix Galimir Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue Felix Galimir died on this day in 1999 – aged 89. A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl...

German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Died On This Day in 1801 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz died on this day in 1801. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of works include more than 50...

Composer Felix Mendelssohn Died On This Day in 1847 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Felix Mendelssohn died on this day in 1847. Mendelssohn's signature works include his overture and incidental music from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', his 'Italian'...

SAD NEWS | Czech-American Composer Ladislav Kubík Has Died – Aged 71

Czech-American composer Ladislav Kubík has passed away - aged 71. A graduate of the Prague Academy of Music, Mr Kubík served composition teaching positions on...

SAD NEWS | French Conductor & Composer Jean-Jacques Werner Has Died

French conductor and composer Jean-Jacques Werner has passed away - aged 82. A graduate of the Strasbourg Conservatory and the Paris Schola Cantorum, throughout his 6...

Legendary Soviet Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Died On This Day in 1974 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh died on this day in 1974 – aged 66. He is widely celebrated as one of the preeminent violinists...

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...