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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...

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...

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...

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 | 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...

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Aaron Rosand – Bach ‘Chaconne’ [1997]

1997 archival performance of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing the Chaconne from Bach's Solo Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor. The long-time 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...

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...

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...