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SAD NEWS | Greek Composer & Conductor Theódoros Andoníou Has Died – Aged 83

Greek-born composer and conductor Theódoros Andoníou has passed away in Athens - aged 83. Professor Andonious served long term teaching positions on faculty at Stanford University,...

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,...

Polish-American Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein died on this day in 1982 – aged 95. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Broadway Composer Galt MacDermot Has Died – Aged 89

Canadian-American musical theatre composer and pianist Galt MacDermot has passed away - aged 89. He will be remembered in history as the score composer of...

French Cellist Paul Tortelier Died On This Day In 1990 – Aged 76 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cellist Paul Tortelier died on this day in 1990 – aged 76. Maestro Tortelier is remembered as one of the prominent cellists of the...

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...

Italian Luthier Antonio Stradivari Died On This Day in 1737 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari died on this day in 1737 – 281 years ago. A protégé of Nicolo Amati, it is estimated that Stradivari...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Karol Lipiński Died On This Day in 1861 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Karol Lipiński died on this day in 1861 – aged 71. One of the celebrated virtuosi of the 19th Century, he is 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 – 97 years ago, aged 86. Saint-Saens' signature works include The Carnival of the Animals,...

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]

Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably the greatest violinist...

SAD NEWS | Spanish Conductor Juan José Olives Has Passed Away [RIP]

Spanish conductor Juan José Olives has passed away - following a long illness. A graduate of the Barcelona Conservatory and the Vienna Hochschule für Musik,...

SAD NEWS | Mannes School Violin Professor Nina Beilina Has Died – Aged 81 [RIP]

Soviet-born New York-based violinist Nina Beilina has passed away following a year-long illness - aged 81. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, where she studied...

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...

Austro-Hungarian Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Died On This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austro-Hungarian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold died on this day in 1957 – aged 62. Remembered as one of the founders of film music, he was...

VERY SAD NEWS | London-Based Violinist & Conductor Levine Andrade Has Died – Aged 64 [RIP]

Indian-born British violinist, violist, conductor and composer Levine Andrade has passed away - aged 64. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal...

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...

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 | Australian Operatic Conductor Richard Gill Has Died – Aged 76 [RIP]

Australian conductor Richard Gill has passed away from colorectal and peritoneal cancer - aged 76. A graduate of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Maestro Gill served...

VERY SAD NEWS | Brazilian Violist Diemerson Sena Has Died – Aged 33

Brazilian violist Diemerson Sena has passed away - aged just 33. A graduate of the Escola Estudal de Música de São Paulo, he served as...

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...

SAD NEWS | Spanish Luthier Ramon Pinto Has Died – Aged 89 [RIP]

Spanish violin maker and author Ramon Pinto has passed away - aged 89. Mr Pinto was a former director of the Casa Parramon stringed instrument workshop, in...

VERY SAD NEWS | Hartford Symphony Assistant Principal Cellist Eric Dahlin Has Died [RIP]

American cellist Eric Dahlin has passed away. A graduate of London's Royal Academy of Music, the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music and the...

SAD NEWS | Experimental Japanese Composer Takeshita Kosugi Has Died – Aged 80 [RIP]

Experimental Japanese composer and violinist Takeshita Kosugi has passed away - aged 80. A graduate of the Tokyo University of the Arts, Mr Kosugi will...

SAD NEWS | French Violist Claude Ducrocq Has Passed Away [RIP]

French violist Claude Ducrocq has passed away. He served a long term appointment as Principal Violist with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra - and held an influential teaching...

VERY SAD NEWS | New York Violinist Naira Cola Has Died – Aged Just 37 [RIP]

American violinist Naira Cola has passed away - aged just 37. A graduate of the Mannes School of Music, New York University and the Juilliard...

SAD NEWS | Polish Composer Piotr Lachert Has Died – Aged 80 [RIP]

Polish pianist and composer Piotr de Peslin Lachert has passed away – aged 80. Professor Lachert served long term teaching positions on faculty at the...

SAD NEWS | North Netherlands Symphony Violinist Xander Wadman Has Died [RIP]

Dutch violinist Xander Wadman has died - aged just 64. A student of Herman Krebbers, Mr Wadman served as Principal 2nd Violinist with the Noord Nederlands...

SAD NEWS | Former Chicago Symphony Concertmaster Rubén D’Artagnan González Has Died – Aged 79 [RIP]

Argentinian–American violinist and conductor Rubén D’Artagnan González has passed away - aged 79. A student of Salomon Baron and Riccardo Brengola, he served as Concertmaster of the Chicago...

SAD NEWS | Italian Conductor Claudio Scimone has Passed Away – Aged 83

Italian conductor and composer Claudio Scimone has died - aged 83. A student of Dmitri Mitropoulos and Franco Ferrara, Maestro Scimone was the founder of...

SAD NEWS | New Jersey Symphony Principal Bassist Paul Harris Has Died – Aged 64 [RIP]

American double-bassist Paul Harris has passed away following a brief illness - aged just 64. Mr Harris served as Principal Double Bass with the New...

SAD NEWS | Romanian-Born Cellist & Teacher Nicolae Sarpe Has Died – Aged 81 [RIP]

Romanian-born cellist and pedagogue Nicolae Sarpe has passed away - aged 81. Throughout his 6 decade career, he served as principal cellist with the George...

SAD NEWS | Israeli Composer & Conductor Noam Sheriff Has Died – Aged 83 [RIP]

Renowned Israeli composer and conductor Noam Sheriff has passed away - aged 83. Throughout his 6 decade international career, Maestro Sheriff served as Artistic Director...

SAD NEWS | Pioneering American Composer George Walker has Died – Aged 96 [RIP]

Acclaimed African American composer George Theophilus Walker has passed away - aged 96. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, the Curtis Institute of Music and the...

British Violinist Albert Sammons Died On This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Albert Sammons died on this day in 1957 – aged 71. Largely self-taught, Mr Sammons is remembered in history for his close association with Elgar’s Violin...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Nashville Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Rebecca Lynch Has Died – Aged 93 [RIP]

American violinist Rebecca Lynch has passed away – aged 93. A graduate of New York University, where she studied with Oscar Shumsky, Ms Lynch served a long term...

VERY SAD NEWS | Award-Winning American Composer & Conductor Glen Roven Has Died – Aged Just 60 [RIP]

Two-time Emmy award winning composer and conductor Glen Roven has passed away, following 12 days in a coma – aged just 60. He composed songs and produced...

TRAGIC NEWS | LA Opera Tenor Andres Ramirez Has Died – Aged Just 28 [RIP]

Los Angeles-based, American tenor Andres Ramirez has died – aged just 28. He had served as a long time member of the LA Opera theatre company. "All...

Australian Conductor Charles Mackerras Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras died on this day in 2010 – aged 84. An authority on the operas of Janáček, Mozart and Gilbert and Sullivan, Maestro...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber died on this day in 2004 – aged 74. Despite the paucity of his appearances, Maestro Kleiber is remembered as one of...

Yellow Barn Music Festival Set to Host ‘Robert Mann Celebration Day’

It has been announced this week that Yellow Barn Music Festival in Putney, Vermont, United States, is set to host a series of upcoming...

VERY SAD NEWS | Scottish Composer & Conductor Oliver Knussen Has Died – Aged Just 66 [RIP]

Acclaimed Scottish composer & conductor Oliver Knussen has passed away, following a short illness – aged just 66. A student of John Lambert and Gunther Schuller, he...

SAD NEWS | Broadway Violinist & Conductor Edward Simons Has Died – Aged 101 [RIP]

American violinist and conductor Edward Simons has passed away peacefully– aged 101. Mr Simons performed as a long term violinist with the American Ballet Theatre orchestra, before going...

VERY SAD NEWS | One-Handed Cellist Dominik Połoński Has Died – Aged Just 41 [RIP]

Polish cellist Dominik Połoński has passed away from brain cancer - aged just 41. A graduate of the Lodz Academy of Music and Escuela Superior...

SAD NEWS | German Conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg Has Died – Aged 71 [RIP]

German conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg has passed away following a brief illness – aged 71. He served as Principal Conductor of the Munich KlangVerwaltung ensemble -...

SAD NEWS | Hungarian-Born Violinist & Conductor Frederic Balazs Has Died – Aged 98 [RIP]

Hungarian conductor and composer Frederic Balazs has passed away – aged 98. Mr Balazs was appointed Concertmaster of the Budapest Symphony aged just 17 - and later following his immigration...

SAD NEWS | German Conductor Hanns-Martin Schneidt Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

German conductor Hanns-Martin Schneidt has passed away – aged 87. A graduate of the Munich Music Academy, he served principal conducting positions with the Munich Bach Choir &...

Romanian Violinist & Composer Georges Boulanger Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violin virtuoso, conductor and composer Georges Boulanger died on this day in 1958 - aged 65. A student of Leopold Auer, and contemporary of Jascha Heifetz,...