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SAD NEWS | Bolshoi Symphony Cellist Andrey Demin Has Died – Aged 68 [RIP]

Russian cellist and pedagogue Andrey Demin has died suddenly in Moscow - aged 68. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Natalia Shakhovskaya...

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 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 &...

TRAGIC NEWS | Virginia Music Professor Killed in Tragic Cycling Accident

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Music Assistant Professor Rebecca Tyree has been killed in a cycling accident - aged 62. She served a long time Assistant...

SAD NEWS | Hungarian Composer, Professor Georg Arányi-Aschner Has Died – Aged 96

Hungarian-born composer, pianist, oboist and conductor Georg Arányi-Aschner has passed away - aged 96. Throughout his lifetime he composed over 500 works - including 5...

SAD NEWS | Experimental German Composer Dieter Schnebel Has Died – Aged 88

German composer, theologian, musicologist and college professor Dieter Schnebel has passed away in Berlin from a heart ailment - aged 88. Heavily influenced by the...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Mariinsky Orchestra Concertmaster Yuri Zagorodnyuk Has Died

Legendary Russian Concertmaster Yuri Zagorodnyuk has passed away. A graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory, where he studied with Mikhail Vaiman, Mr Zagorodnyuk had served as Concertmaster...

SAD NEWS | British Violinist and Youth Orchestra Director Paul Mountain Has Died

British violinist, teacher and conductor Paul Mountain has passed away from a brain tumor - aged 68. A former section violinist with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra,...

TRAGIC NEWS | Rising-Star Russian Saxophonist Found Dead – Aged Just 18

Acclaimed Russian classical and jazz alto saxophone soloist Matvey Sherling has been found deceased in his Moscow apartment - aged just 18. A student at Moscow's...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed American Composer Donald Keats Has Died [RIP]

American composer, pianist, conductor and pedagogue Donald Keats has passed away - aged 88. He served a professorship on faculty at the University of Denver's...

SAD NEWS | Former Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster Herman Krebbers Has Died [RIP]

Acclaimed Dutch violinist and pedagogue Herman Krebbers has passed away - aged 94. A student of Oscar Back, Mr Krebbers served as Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw...

SAD NEWS | Polish-Australian Violin Virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska Has Died – Aged 89

Polish-Australian violinist Wanda Wilkomirska has passed away - aged 89. A protégé of Ede Zathureczki, Tadeusz Wroński and Henryk Szeryng, Ms Wilkomirska is a former prize...

SAD NEWS | Legendary American Accompanist Irwin Gage Has Died – Aged 78

American-born pianist Irwin Gage has passed away in Zurich - aged 78. A graduate of Michigan University, Yale University and the Vienna Conservatory, he will...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Smetana Quartet Violist Milan Škampa Has Died – Aged 89

Czech violist and pedagogue Milan Škampa has passed away - aged 89. A student of Ladislav Černý, Mr Škampa served as violist with the famed...

SAD NEWS | Renowned Italian Concertmaster Alfonso Mosesti Has Died – Aged 94 [RIP]

Italian violin soloist and respected concertmaster Alfonso Mosesti has passed away - aged 94. A student of Cesare Barison and Antonio Illersberg at the Trieste...

SAD NEWS | New York Phil Veteran Violinist Newton Mansfield Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Polish-born American violinist Newton Mansfield has passed away - aged 88. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, he served positions in the Baltimore, Houston and...

SAD NEWS | Trailblazing Chinese Conductor Hang Zhongjie Has Died – Aged 97

Chinese conductor and flutist Maestro Han Zhongjie has passed away in Beijing - aged 97. A graduate of the China National Conservatory and the Leningrad Conservatory,...

SAD NEWS | Missouri Symphony Society Founder Hugo Vianello has Died – Aged 92 [RIP]

American conductor and violist Hugo Vianello has passed away – aged 92. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and former violist with the New York...

VERY SAD NEWS | Guarneri String Quartet Violist Michael Tree has Died – Aged 83

American violist Michael Tree has passed away from Parkinson's disease - aged 83. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Leah...

SAD NEWS | Moscow Conservatory Violin Professor Grigory Feign Has Died

Russian violinist and pedagogue Professor Grigory Yakovlevich Feigin has passed away - aged 80. A student of Adolf Leshchinsky, Dmitry Tsyganov and David Oistrakh, he served long term...

VERY SAD NEWS | Chilingirian Quartet Founding Cellist Philip De Groote Has Died – Aged 68

South African cellist Philip De Groote has passed away - aged 68. He performed with the London-based Chilingirian String Quartet from 1971 until his retirement...

SAD NEWS | Montreal Competition Co-Founder André Bourbeau Has Passed Away – Aged 81

Former Canadian politician, philanthropist and Montreal International Music Competition President and Co-Founder André Bourbeau has passed away from cancer - aged 81. He, alongside his...

VERY SAD NEWS | Venezuela’s El Sistema Youth Orchestra Program Founder José Abreu Has Died [RIP]

Venezuelan El Sistema youth orchestra initiative founder and activist Maestro José Abreu has passed away – aged 78. Founded in 1975, El Sistema has received worldwide recognition for its free...

SAD NEWS | Genre-Crossing Double Bassist Buell Neidlinger Has Died – Aged 82 [RIP]

American classical and jazz double bassist and cellist Buell Neidlinger has passed away from a heart attack – aged 82.  A student of Yale University, Mr Neidlinger...

SAD NEWS | Slovenia’s Ljubljana Music Academy Dean Dejan Bravničar Has Died

Slovenian violinist and pedagogue Dejan Bravničar has passed away - aged 81. A graduate of the Ljubljana Music Academy, Moscow Conservatory and Accademia Nazionale di...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Irwin Hoffman Has Passed Away – Aged 93

American conductor Irwin Hoffman has died - aged 93. A prodigy of legendary conductor Serge Koussevitsky, he was a former titled conductor with the Chicago...

TRAGIC NEWS | Former Stockholm City Theatre CEO Benny Fredriksson Has Committed Suicide – Aged 58

Benny Fredriksson, former chief executive officer of the Stockholm City Theatre has taken his own life, whilst on a vacation in Sydney, Australia -...

SAD NEWS | Moscow State University Cello Pedagogue Alla Vasilieva Has Died – Aged 84

Respected Russian cello pedagogue Alla Vasilieva has passed away - aged 84. A former student of Mstislav Rostropovich, she served long term teaching positions on...

VERY SAD NEWS | Broadway Violinist & Hair Stylist Blair Lawhead Has Died [RIP]

American Broadway violinist and hair stylist Blair Lawhead has died from a heart attack in New York City - aged 55. A graduate of the Manhattan School...

SAD NEWS | British Violinist and Pianist Bob Simians Has Passed Away

British violinist and pianist Bob Simians has died. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Robert Masters and Beatrix Marr,...

Music Mega-Store, Tower Records’ Founder Russell Solomon Has Passed Away

American businessman and entrepreneur Russell Solomon has died from a heart attack - aged 92. Mr Solomon founded the international music superstore Tower Records in...

VERY SAD NEWS | Royal Danish Academy of Music Violin Professor Serguei Azizian Has Died

Armenian-born violinist Serguei Azizian has passed away in Copenhagen, from cancer - aged 60. A graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory, Professor Azizian was a former...

SAD NEWS | Hungarian Film Score Composer & Violinist László Melis Has Died

Hungarian film score composer and violinist László Melis has passed away - aged 65. A graduate of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, in Budapest, Hungary,...

SAD NEWS | Cremonese Luthier Giovanni Battista Morassi has Died – Aged 84

Italian luthier and stringed instrument maker Giovanni Battista Morassi has passed away - aged 84. A graduate of the Cremona International Violin Making School and...

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

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

VERY SAD NEWS | Unorthodox Polish Violin Virtuoso Anna Karkowska Has Passed Away

Polish-born American violinist Anna Karkowska has died from breast cancer - aged just 36. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard...

SAD NEWS | Santa Fe Community Orchestra Founder, Cellist Jody Ellis has Died

American cellist and composer Jody Ellis has passed away from natural causes - aged 92. Ms Ellis co-founded the Santa Fe Community Chamber Music Orchestra,...

VERY SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Accordion Virtuoso Alexander Sevastian Has Died – Aged 41

Belarusian-born Canadian accordion virtuoso Alexander Sevastian has died from a massive heart attack - aged just 41. A graduate of the Gnessin Academy of Music and the...

VERY SAD NEWS | French Jazz Fusion Violinist Didier Lockwood Has Died Suddenly – Aged 62

French jazz fusion, rock and electric violinist and composer Didier Lockwood has died suddenly from a heart attack - aged 62. "His wife, his three...

SAD NEWS | Legendary New York Artist Manager Lee Lamont Has Passed Away – Aged 86

Veteran American artist manager Lee Lamont has passed away - aged 86. Ms Lamont served as President of ICM Artists (later remained Opus 3 Artists)...

VERY SAD NEWS | Italian Conductor Giovanna Sorbi Has Died – Aged 58

Italian conductor, pianist and composer Giovanna Sorbi has passed away after a lengthy illness - aged 58. A graduate of the Conservatory of Brescia and Bologna,...

VERY SAD NEWS | Golden Globe-Winning Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Found Dead – Aged 48

Golden Globe-winning Icelandic classical, ambient and experimental music composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has died - aged 48. Jóhann was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Best...

SAD NEWS | Australian Cellist and Pedagogue Nelson Cooke Has Died – Aged 98

Respected Australian cellist and pedagogue Nelson Cooke has passed - aged 98. A student of Pablo Casals, Mr Cooke held principal positions with the London Symphony Orchestra and...

VERY SAD NEWS | British Cellist and Period Instrument Orchestra Founder Caroline Brown Has Died

British period instrument pioneer, cellist Caroline Brown has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer - aged 64. A graduate of London's Royal College of...

SAD NEWS | Experimental Contemporary Composer Alan Stout has Died – Aged 85

American modernist, experimental 12-tone composer, Professor Alan Stout has died - aged 85. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, University of Copenhagen and the University of...

SAD NEWS | French Luthier René Quenoil Has Passed Away – Aged 96

Respected Parisian stringed instrument maker and luthier René Quenoil has passed away - aged 96. Studying his craft under his father Victor Quenoil and Amédée Dieudonné in...

TRAGIC NEWS | New York Luthier Kenny Bosco Has Died in a Car Accident – Aged 34

American bassist, engineer and luthier Kenny Bosco has passed away in an automobile accident - aged just 34. Kenny served a long term electric violin...

VERY SAD NEWS | Emerging Irish Composer Daniel Barkley Has Passed Away – Aged 28

Irish composer and pianist Daniel Barkley has passed away, following a lengthy battle with depression - aged just 28. A prolific young composer, he was working...

SAD NEWS | American Violinist & Conductor Anshel Brusilow Has Died – Aged 89 [RIP]

Acclaimed American violinist, conductor and pedagogue, Mr Anshel Brusilow has passed away - aged 89. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr Brusilow was a former...

SAD NEWS | Juilliard School Violin Pedagogue Shirley Givens Has Passed Away – Aged 86

Respected American violin pedagogue and children's music teaching book author, Ms Shirley Givens has passed away - in New York City, aged 86. A graduate of...