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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. Bazzini is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 19th...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Died On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986 – aged 79. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered...

American Violinist Maud Powell Died On This Day in 1920 – Aged Just 52 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Maud Powell died on this day in 1920 – aged just 52. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim,...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist Oskar Back Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back died on this day in 1963 - aged 83. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he served a...

Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A protégé of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye,...

French Violin Pedagogue Lucien Capet Died On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet died on this day in 1928 – aged 55. He held a long-term teaching position at the...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Died On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns died on this day in 1921 – aged 86. Saint-Saens' signature works include The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, Samson...

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...

Australian Conductor Stuart Challender Died On This Day – Aged Just 44 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Acclaimed Australian conductor Stuart Challender passed away on this day in 1991, from an AIDS-related illness - aged just 44. A graduate of the Victorian...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Died On This Day in 1987 – Aged 86 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Luminary Russian-American violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably...

Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding Died On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer Christian Sinding died on this day in 1941. His signature works include 4 symphonies, an opera, Frühlingsrauschen for piano, 3 violin concertos - and his much-popular...

Violinist & 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...

American Composer Elliott Carter Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Elliott Carter died on this day in 2012 – aged 103. A two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr Carter's contributions to the string repertoire...

Jewish-Austrian Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Austrian violin virtuoso Erika Morini died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one...

SAD NEWS | American Cellist Michael Flaksman Has Died – Age 73 [RIP]

American cellist Michael Flaksman has passed away - aged 73. A student of Paul Tortelier, Leonard Rose, Antonio Janigro and Nadia Boulanger, Mr Flaksman was...

SAD NEWS | Armenian-American Cellist Vagram Saradjian Has Died – Age 70 [RIP]

Armenian-born American cellist Vagram Saradjian has passed away - aged 70. A student of Mstislav Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory, Mr Saradjian is a former...

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...

Japanese Pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki Was Born On This Day in 1898 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki was born on this day in 1898. Mr Suzuki holds an influential place in history as the creator of the Suzuki...

SAD NEWS | Eminent Italian Violin Maker & Teacher Renato Scrollavezza Has Died [RIP]

Respected Italian luthier and educator Renato Scrollavezza has passed away - aged 92. A graduate of the Cermona Violinmaking School and former prize winner at...

German Composer Max Bruch Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Max Bruch died on this day in 1920 – aged 82. Despite his 1st Violin Concerto being one of the most frequently performed...

SAD NEWS | Wilmington Violinist Sally Barto Moore Has Died – Aged 95 [RIP]

American violinist Sara 'Sally' Barto Moore has passed away – aged 95. A graduate of Goucher College, Ms Barto Moore performed as a long term...

SAD NEWS | French Pianist & Composer Roger Boutry Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

French composer, pianist and conductor Roger Boutry has passed away – aged 87. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Jean Doyen and...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day in 1949 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss’ signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel’s...

Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died on this day in 2007. Maestro Pavarotti is remembered as one of the finest tenors of all time. He passed away...

SAD NEWS | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Mario Davidovsky Has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Pulitzer Prize-winning Argentinian-American composer Mario Davidovsky has passed away in New York City - aged 85. A student of Aaron Copland and Milton Babbitt, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Australian Violinist Pamela Dowsett Has Died – Aged 74 [RIP]

Australian-born violinist and teacher Pamela Dowsett has passed away from cancer - aged 74. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where she studied...

German-Bohemian Music Critic Eduard Hanslick Died On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick died on this day in 1904. Notoriously conservative, he was an outspoken opponent of the works of both Liszt...

SAD NEWS | Soviet-American Violinist Lazar Gosman Has Died – Aged 93 [RIP]

Soviet-born American violinist Lazar Gosman has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, where he studied with David Oistrakh, he served...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Cellist Anner Bylsma Has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma has passed away - aged 85. A student of Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Chicago’s Music of the Baroque Concertmaster Elliot Golub Has Died [RIP]

American violinist Elliot Golub has passed away - aged 85. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Mr Golub served as long time Concertmaster...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth Died On This Day in 1968 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth died on this day in 1968 – aged 61. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon State Opera Orchestra...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent Violin Pedagogue Aaron Rosand Has Passed Away – Aged 92 [RIP]

Long time Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Aaron Rosand has passed away this evening from pneumonia - aged 92. A graduate of the Curtis...

SAD NEWS | Danish Composer Ib Nørholm Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Danish composer and organist Ib Nørholm has passed away - aged 88. A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he studied with...

Conductor Pierre Monteux Died On This Day in 1964 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French-American conductor Pierre Monteux died on this day in 1964 – 55 years ago. He served principal conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, Boston Symphony...

SAD NEWS | American Composer Peter Westergaard Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

American composer and music theorist Peter Westergaard has passed away - aged 88. Mr Westergaard served long-term Professorships at Columbia University, Amherst College and Princeton University...

SAD NEWS | Russian-Born Violinist Yuri Sheykhet has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Russian-born violinist Yuri Sheykhet has passed away due to complications from heart disease – aged 85. A graduate of the Riga Conservatory in Latvia, Mr Sheykhet...

German-Swiss Violinist Adolf Busch Died On This Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Swiss violinist, conductor and composer Adolf Busch died on this day in 1952 - aged 60. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering, he...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky was born on this day in 1907 - 112 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe...

VERY SAD NEWS | Thornton School Violin Pedagogue Alice Schoenfeld has Died – Aged 98 [RIP]

Respected Los Angeles-based violinist and pedagogue Ms Alice Schoenfeld has passed away – aged 98. A student of Karl Klingler, Ms Schoenfeld served a teaching...

TRAGIC NEWS | Zurich Opera Orchestra Oboist Samuel Bastos Has Died – Aged Just 32 [RIP]

Portuguese-born oboist Samuel Bastos has died – aged just 32. He served as Principal English Horn and Assistant Principal Oboe of the Zurich Opera Orchestra. No cause...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann died on this day in 1896. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one of...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day in 2002 [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...

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...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77. A protege of Eugène Ysaÿe, Maestro Primrose is remembered as one of...

VERY SAD NEWS | Chinese-American Cellist Timothy Landauer Has Died – Aged 56 [RIP]

Chinese-born American cellist Timothy Landauer has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer - aged 56.   A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory and the...

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...