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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...

SAD NEWS | Italian Violist Luigi Alberto Bianchi Has Died – Aged 72

Italian violist and violinist Luigi Alberto Bianchi has passed away - aged 72. Mr Bianchi previously served as principal violist with the Rome RAI National...

SAD NEWS | Celebrated Australian Composer Dr Colin Brumby Has Died – Aged 84

Australian composer and conductor Dr Colin Brumby has passed away - aged 84. A student of composers Philipp Jarnach, Alexander Goehr and Franco Evangelisti, he served a long...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Juilliard Quartet Violinist Robert Mann Has Died – Aged 97 [RIP]

American violinist Robert Mann has passed away at his home in New York City - aged 97. Mr Mann was a founding member of the...

VERY SAD NEWS | Austrian Cellist and New Music Advocate Wolfgang Zamastil Has Died – Aged 36

Austrian cellist, composer and producer Wolfgang Zamastil has passed away, following a two year battle with pancreatic cancer - aged just 36. He was a...

Siberian Opera Star Dmitri Hvorostovsky Has Died of Cancer – Aged 55

Eminent Siberian operatic baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died from a brain tumor - aged just 55. “On behalf of the Hvorostovsky family, it is with...

SAD NEWS | Czech-American Composer Ladislav Kubík Has Died – Aged 71

Czech-American composer Ladislav Kubík has passed away - aged 71. A graduate of the Prague Academy of Music, Mr Kubík served composition teaching positions on...

SAD NEWS | French Conductor & Composer Jean-Jacques Werner Has Died

French conductor and composer Jean-Jacques Werner has passed away - aged 82. A graduate of the Strasbourg Conservatory and the Paris Schola Cantorum, throughout his 6...

VERY SAD NEWS | Swiss Classical and Jazz Cellist Daniel Pezzotti Has Died – Aged 55

Swiss classical and jazz cellist Daniel Pezzotti has passed away from a long-term serious illness - aged 55. A graduate of the Zurich Conservatoire, where he...

SAD NEWS | Russian Conductor & Violinist Fedor Glushchenko Has Died – Aged 73

Russian conductor and violinist Fedor Glushchenko has passed away - aged 73. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory and the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Vincent La Selva Has Died – Aged 88

American conductor Vincent La Selva has passed away from the effects of dementia - aged 88. He served a long time faculty position at The...

SAD NEWS | Madrid’s Royal Conservatory of Music Violin Professor Victor Martin Has Died

French-born Spanish violinist Victor Martin has passed away - aged 76. He served as long-term Concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Spain - and as 1st...

VERY SAD NEWS | Former Minnesota Duluth Music Teacher Has Died from Accidental Overdose

Former Choral Director and Associate Music Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Tina Thielen-Gaffey has passed away - aged just 50. A graduate of...

SAD NEWS | Moscow Conservatoire Pedagogue Asya Kushner Has Died

Russian violinist and pedagogue Asya Kushner has passed away. A student of Leonid Kogan at the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow State Conservatoire,...

SAD NEWS | American Violinist Fredell Lack Has Died – Aged 95

American violinist and pedagogue Fredell Lack has passed away - aged 95. A student of Ivan Galamian, Ms Lack was a former major prize winner...

SAD NEWS | Pioneering Australian Conductor Patrick Thomas Has Died – Aged 85

Australian flutist and conductor Patrick Thomas has passed away - aged 85. Throughout his career, he served prominent conducting and leadership positions with a number...

SAD NEWS | Experimental Romanian Composer Ana-Maria Avram has Died – Aged 55

Contemporary avant-garde Romanian composer Ana-Maria Avram has passed away - aged 55. Throughout her lifetime, she composed over 90 works for traditional ensembles and electronic...

SAD NEWS | LaSalle String Quartet Violinist Walter Levin Has Died – Aged 92

German-born American violinist Walter Levin has passed away - aged 92. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Hans Letz and Ivan...

Santo Domingo Symphony Concertmaster Pavle Vujcic has Died

Serbian-born Dominican violinist Pavle Vujcic has passed away - aged 64. A graduate of the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, he served as the long-time...

SAD NEWS | Austrian Violist, Conductor and Composer Paul Angerer Has Died

Austrian violist, conductor and composer Paul Angerer has passed away - age 90. He served as a section violist with the Vienna Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra...

Former Camerata Bern Concertmaster Thomas Furi Has Died – Aged 70

Swiss violinist Thomas Furi has passed away - aged 70. A student of Max Rostal and Ivan Galamian, he served as Director and Leader of...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Conductor & Educator Jan Stulen Has Died – Aged 75

Dutch conductor and pedagogue Jan Stulen has passed away suddenly - aged 75. A graduate of the Amsterdam Conservatory, throughout his five decade career, Maestro...

SAD NEWS | Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Cellist José Bragato Has Passed Away – Aged 101

Italian-born Argentinian cellist, composer and arranger José Bragato has passed away - aged 101. He served as Principal Cellist with the Colón Theatre in Buenos...

SAD NEWS | Moscow Conservatory Violin Pedagogue Maya Glezarova has Died

Russian violinist and pedagogue Maya Glezarova has passed away - aged 92. A student and assistant of legendary Russian teacher Yuri Yankelevich, she served a long-term...

VERY SAD NEWS | Finnish Orchestral Violist has Died in Tragic Swimming Accident

Finnish violist Teija Salminen Mäkelä has drowned, aged just 48 - following a tragic swimming accident. A graduate of the Sibelius Academy and the Hamburg...

SAD NEWS | Experimental French Composer Pierre Henry Has Died

French electronic composer Pierre Henry has died - aged 89. A protege of Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen and Félix Passerone at the Paris Conservatoire, he will...

SAD NEWS | English String Composer Malcolm Lipkin Has Died – Aged 85

English pianist and composer Malcolm Lipkin has passed away - aged 85. A prodigy of Hungarian composer Matyas Seiber, his major contributions to the string...

VERY SAD NEWS | New Jersey Violin Teacher Killed in Tragic Cycling Accident

American violinist and teacher Jocelyn Gertel has been killed in a cycling accident in Hawthorne, New Jersey. A violin performance graduate of the University of...

SAD NEWS | Eminent American New Music Violinist Paul Zukofsky Has Died

American violinist, conductor and pedagogue Paul Zukofsky has passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma - aged 73. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent British Conductor Sir Jeffrey Tate Has Died Suddenly

Eminent British conductor Sir Jeffrey Tate has died from a heart attack, in Bergamo, Italy - aged 74. A protege of Sir Georg Solti, he...

VERY SAD NEWS | Czech Philharmonic Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek has Died – Aged 71

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SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Russian Cellist and Pedagogue Natalia Shakhovskaya has Died

Russian cellist Natalia Shakhovskaya has passed away - aged 82. A protégé of Semon Kosolupov and Mstislav Rostropovich, Ms Shakhovskaya is a former 1st prize winner...

Former Oregon Symphony Concertmaster Hugh Ewart Has Died – Aged 93

Scottish-American violinist Hugh Ewart has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the University of Illinois and the Juilliard School, Mr Ewart served as...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed New York Composer Daniel Brewbaker has Died

New York-based pianist, composer and poet Dr Daniel Brewbaker has passed away from a brain tumor - aged 66. A graduate of the University of...

SAD NEWS | Prominent Finnish Composer Jovanka Trbojevic has Died – Aged 54

Yugoslavian-born Finnish composer Jovanka Trbojevic has passed away following a serious illness - aged just 54. A piano and composition graduate of the Prague Polytechnic...

SAD NEWS | Gabrieli String Quartet Cellist Keith Harvey Has Died [RIP]

British cellist Keith Harvey has passed away - aged 78. He served as a former Principal Cellist with the London Philharmonic and the English Chamber...

SAD NEWS | Former Princeton Symphony Concertmaster Joseph Kovacs Has Died

Hungarian-born American violinist and conductor Joseph Kovacs has passed away - aged 91. A graduate of the Franz Liszt Royal Hungarian Academy of Music, where...

SAD NEWS | British Cellist Olga Hegedus Has Passed Away – Aged 96

British cellist Olga Hegedus has died - aged 96. She served as long-term Co-Principal cellist with the English Chamber Orchestra. In 1981, Ms Hegedus was one...

SAD NEWS | Bartok String Quartet 1st Violinist Peter Komlos Has Died

Hungarian violinist Peter Komlos has passed away - aged 81. A graduate of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, he was a founding member of...

SAD NEWS | Former London Sinfonietta Concertmaster Nona Liddell Has Died

British violinist Nona Liddell has passed away - aged 89. Ms Liddell led the London Sinfonietta from 1970 to 1994 - and served long term...

VERY SAD NEWS | Maggini Quartet Violinist David Angel Has Died Suddenly

British violinist David Angel has passed away unexpectedly from a suspected heart attack - aged just 62. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and...

Respected French Bowmaker Bernard Millant has Died

French bow maker, luthier and author Bernard Millant has passed away - aged 87. A protege of Louis Morizot, Mr Millant was respected as one of...

SAD NEWS | Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Thomas Brandis has Died

German violinist Thomas Brandis has died - aged 81. Mr Brandis served as 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1962 until 1983. He was a...

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Rainer Kussmaul Has Died

German violinist and conductor Rainer Kussmaul has passed away - aged 70. A graduate of the Stuttgart State Academy of Music, where he studied with...

SAD NEWS | French Conductor Louis Fremaux Has Died – Aged 95

French conductor Louis Fremaux has passed away - aged 95. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Louis Fourestier and Jacques Chailley,...