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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...

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...