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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...

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...

VERY SAD NEWS | North-Carolina Based Violinist & Violist Xi Yang has Died – Aged 56 [RIP]

Chinese-born violinist and violist Xi Yang has passed away from colon cancer - aged just 56. A graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Anne-Sophie Mutter Releases Emotional Statement Following Death of Her ‘Soulmate’ Sir André Previn

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has today released an emotional statement - following the announcement of the passing of her former husband and close collaborator, Sir...

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 | 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...

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...

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...

SAD NEWS | Experimental Italian Composer Mario Bertoncini Has Died – Aged 86 [RIP]

Experimental Italian composer, pianist and music educator Mario Bertoncini has passed away - aged 86. A student of Goffredo Petrassi, Rodolfo Caporali and Gottfried Michael Koenig, Mr Bertoncini was...

SAD NEWS | Polish Opera Director & Conductor Ryszard Peryt Has Died

Polish actor, librettist, opera director and conductor Ryszard Peryt has passed away - aged 71. Originally trained as an actor, Mr Peryt later went on to serve...

SAD NEWS | Israeli-Born Cellist Uzi Weisel Has Died – Aged 92 [RIP]

Israeli-born cellist and pedagogue Uzi Weisel has passed away - aged 92. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Felix Salmond and...

SAD NEWS | Former Jacobs School of Music Dean Michael Gordon has Died – Aged 82

Former Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Dean, Professor Michael Gordon has passed away - aged 82. A graduate of Virginia State University and Columbia...

VERY SAD NEWS | Berklee College Early Music Specialist Janet Haas Has Died – Aged 59

Boston-based early music expert and viola da gamba performer and educator Janet Haas has passed away - aged 59. Mrs Haas served as a member...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2018 [RIP]

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community...

SAD NEWS | French Composer and Musician Alain Kremsk Has Died – Aged 78

French contemporary music composer, pianist and percussions Alain Kremski has died from a stroke, in Paris - aged 78. A student of Darius Milhaud at the French...

VERY SAD NEWS | Legendary Yale University Cello Pedagogue Aldo Parisot has Died – Aged 100

Brazilian-born American cellist and pedagogue Aldo Parisot has passed away - aged 100. A graduate of Yale University, Professor Parisot served a long term teaching position at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...