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Conductor Joseph Keilberth Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth was born on this day in 1908 - 111 years ago. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon...

Italian Master Luthier Nicola Amati Died On This Day in 1684 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian master luthier Nicola Amati died on this day in 1684, 335 years ago - aged 88. The grandson of Andrea Amati, the founder of the...

SAD NEWS | Prominent LA Violinist Pavel Farkas Has Died – Aged 77

Czechoslovakian-born Los Angeles-based violinist Pavel Farkas has passed away - aged 77. Throughout his six decade performing career, Mr Farkas served as a member of...

SAD NEWS | Baltimore Symphony Violinist John Merrill has Died – Aged 75 [RIP]

American violinist John C. Merrill has passed away from pancreatic cancer - aged 75. A graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where he...

SAD NEWS | Austrian Composer Balduin Sulzer Has Died – Aged 87

Austrian composer and educator Balduin Sulzer has passed away - aged 87. A graduate of the University of Vienna, Bruckner Conservatory and the Vienna Academy of...

TRAGIC NEWS | Texas Orchestra Violinist Has Died Suddenly On Stage Mid-Concert 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Orchestra’ 1st violinist, Yu Zhao Gu has died suddenly, from a suspected heart attack, during a performance on stage on...

SAD NEWS | Ukrainian-Born Canadian Cellist Vladimir Orloff Has Died – Aged 90 [RIP]

Ukrainian-born Canadian cellist and educator Vladimir Orloff has passed away - aged 90.   A graduate of the Bucharest Conservatory, Mr Orloff was a former 1st...

SAD NEWS | British Double Bassist & Composer Tony Osborne Has Died – Aged 71 [RIP]

British double bassist, composer and arranger Tony Osborne has passed away – aged 71. A graduate of London's Royal Academy of Music, his works included a...

SAD NEWS | Lithuanian Composer Anatolijus Šenderovas Has Died – Aged 74 [RIP]

Celebrated Lithuanian composer Anatolijus Šenderovas has passed away - aged 74. A graduate of the Lithuanian State Conservatory, Tel Aviv Rubin Music Academy and the...

SAD NEWS | Vlach String Quartet Cellist Viktor Moučka Has Died – Aged 93 [RIP]

Czech cellist Viktor Moučka has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory where he studied with cello pedagogue Karel Sádl, Mr...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Died On This Day in 1966 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi died on this day in 1966 - aged 72. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important...

SAD NEWS | Italian Conductor & Composer Carlo Franci Has Died – Aged 94 [RIP]

Italian conductor and composer Carlo Franci has passed away this week - aged 94. A graduate of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, in Rome, throughout...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

SAD NEWS | Longtime Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist & Conductor Luis Biava Has Died [RIP]

South American-born violinist and conductor Luis Biava Sosa has passed away. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Santa Cecilia Academy, Mr Biava...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Died on this Day in 1827 – Aged 56 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven died on this day in 1827 - aged 56. He is remembered as one of the most famous and...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris...

VERY SAD NEWS | Fort Worth Symphony Principal Violist Laura Bruton Has Died [RIP]

American violist Laura Bruton has passed away - following a lengthy battle with cancer. A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the...

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field...

Violinist and Conductor Eugene Ormandy Died On This Day in 1985 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy died on this day in 1985 – aged 85. Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the finest conductors...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 20 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch,...

SAD NEWS | Celebrated American Cellist George Neikrug Has Died – Aged 100 [RIP]

American cellist George Neikrug has passed away - aged 100. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Demetrius Constantine Dounis, throughout his seven decade career, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed German Operatic and Symphonic Conductor Michael Gielen Has Died [RIP]

German-born conductor Michael Gielen has passed away in Mondsee, Austria from pneumonia - aged 91. An assistant to luminary conductors Erich Kleiber, Karl Böhm and Wilhelm...

Composer Sir William Walton Died On This Day in 1983 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British composer Sir William Walton died on this day in 1983 – aged 80. His signature works include his Symphony No. 1, Facade – An...

Australian Violin Virtuoso Alma Moodie Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian violin virtuoso Alma Moodie died on this day in 1943 – aged just 44. Widely regarded as one of Europe's foremost soloists during the...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Composer Hans Kox Has Died – Aged 88

Dutch composer and music pedagogue Hans Kox has passed away - aged 88. A piano and composition graduate of the Utrecht and Amsterdam Conservatories, Mr...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Died on This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso Henryk Szeryng died on this day in 1988. A student of Maurice Frenkel, Carl Flesch and Jacques Thibaud, he is...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe and Efrem...

SAD NEWS | Former Eastman School Violin Professor Abram Loft Has Died – Aged 97 [RIP]

American violin and viola pedagogue Abram Loft has passed away - aged 97. A Ph.D graduate from Columbia University, he performed as 2nd violinist with...

SAD NEWS | Israeli Electro-Acoustic Composer Yizhak Sadai Has Died – Aged 83 [RIP]

Bulgarian-born Israeli electro-acoustic composer and educator Yizhak Sadai has passed away - aged 83. A graduate of the Tel Aviv Conservatory, he went on to...

SAD NEWS | Former Chicago-Based Fine Arts Quartet Violist Jerry Horner Has Died [RIP]

American violist and pedagogue Jerry Horner has passed away. A graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with David Dawson, William...

VERY SAD NEWS  | Luminary Conductor, Pianist & Composer Sir André Previn Has Died – Aged 89 [RIP]

Celebrated German-American conductor, classical, pop and jazz pianist and composer Sir André Previn has passed away at his home in New York City following...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed French Conductor Jean Périsson Has Died – Aged 94 [RIP]

Acclaimed French conductor Jean Périsson has passed away - aged 94. Maestro Périsson served as Artistic Director of the Paris Opera from 1965 to 1970...

Composer Franz Waxman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-American composer Franz Waxman died on this day in 1967 from cancer – aged 59. A prolific composer, he left a legacy of over 150...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky died on this day in 1958, from lung cancer - aged just 32. The father of violinist and conductor Dmitry...

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Died On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir Edward Elgar died on this day in 1934 – 85 years ago. His signature works include the Enigma Variations, the Pomp...

English Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed American Composer Dominick Argento Has Died

American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento has passed way - aged 91.   His best known works include operas Postcard from Morocco, Miss Havisham's Fire, The Masque of...

SAD NEWS | Longtime Munich Chamber Orchestra Conductor Hans Stadlmair Has Died – Aged 89 [RIP]

Austrian conductor and composer Hans Stadlmair has passed away - aged 89. A graduate of the Vienna Academy of Music and the Stuttgart University of...

SAD NEWS | Israeli Composer & Youth Orchestra Founder Ami Maayani Has Died

Israeli composer and conductor Ami Maayani has passed away - age 82. A graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music, where he studied violin, viola...

German Violinist Willy Hess Died On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess died on this day in 1939 – aged 79. A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the...

SAD NEWS | Maine Opera Conductor Andrew McMullan Has Died – Aged 95

American conductor and french hornist Andrew J. McMullan Jr has passed away - aged 95. Maestro McMullan performed for 21 years as a member of the...

Violinist & Composer Antonio Bazzini Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini died on this day in 1897 – 122 years ago. Bazzini is remembered as one of the finest concert...

American Violinist Louis Kaufman Died On This Day in 1994 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Louis Kaufman died on this day in 1994 – aged 88. It is estimated he is possibly the most recorded musical artist in...

Composer and Music Publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and music publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister died on this day in 1812 – 207 years ago. Hoffmeister's major contributions to the string repertoire...

SAD NEWS | Respected British Bow Maker William Watson Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Respected British string instrument bow maker William Watson has passed away - aged 88. A student of William Retford, Mr Watson worked at the esteemed W.E Hill &...

SAD NEWS | Russian Film Score Composer Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov has Died – Aged 82 [RIP]

Russian composer Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov has passed away - aged 82. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he composed a number of notable symphonies, symphonic poems...

Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova died on this day in 2010 – aged 81. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Italian Violin Maker and Teacher Francesco Bissolotti has Died [RIP]

Acclaimed Italian violin maker and teacher Francesco Bissolotti has passed away – aged 89. A graduate of the Cremona International School of Violin Making, where he...