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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...

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...

SAD NEWS | Former Eastman School Students’ Dean Paul Burgett Has Passed Away – Aged 72 [RIP]

University of Rochester Eastman School of Music former Dean of Students, Paul Burgett has passed away - following a brief battle with cancer, aged 72. During his...

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 | 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 | 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...