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SAD NEWS | Italian Bel Canto Opera Conductor Edoardo Muller Has Died

Italian operatic conductor, Edoardo Muller has passed away in Milan - aged 78. A protege of Karl Bohm, Carlos Kleiber, Claudio Abbado and Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, he served...

Esteemed Film Conductor and Arranger Harry Rabinowitz has Died

Prolific South African-born TV and film score composer and conductor, Harry Rabinowitz has passed away in France - aged 100. A graduate of London’s Guildhall...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor and Bach Specialist Reilly Lewis Has Died

American organist, conductor and choral director, Reilly Lewis has died from a sudden cardiac arrest - aged 72. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he was...

SAD NEWS | Peabody Conservatory Conductor Gustav Meier Has Died – Aged 86

Swiss-born conductor Gustav Meier has passed away, from cancer - aged 86. Maestro Meier served as Music Director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony for over 40...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Violinist & Composer Bernard van Beurden Has Died

Dutch violinist, composer and educator Bernard van Beurden has passed away - aged 82. A student of Rudolf Escher at the Amsterdam Conservatory, he composed...

VERY SAD NEWS | Guinness Book Record Holder Bassist Jane Little Has Died

Record breaking Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist, Jane Little has passed away - aged 87. Ms Little had actively served with the ensemble for 71 years -...

SAD NEWS | Viennese Violinist Klaus Maetzl has Passed Away – Aged 75

Viennese violinist Klaus Maetzl has died - aged 75. A student of Franz Samohyl and Max Rostal, he was a co-founder of the Alban Berg...

SAD NEWS | Russian Violist and Pedagogue Alexander Galkovsky Has Died

Russian violist Alexander Galkovsky has passed away. He served with the Shostakovich String Quartet from 1972 until 2004 - and held a long term teaching position on...

Mexican Mariachi Legend Don Jose “Pepe” Martínez Has Died

Mexican composer, arranger and violinist Don José “Pepe” Martínez has passed away, from complications of diabetes and pneumonia - aged 74. Remembered as one of the greats...

SAD NEWS | American Violin Dealer Dan Schab Has Died in a House Fire

American stringed instrument dealer and cellist, Dan Schab has passed away from injuries sustained in house fire in Georgia, United States. It has been reported...

SAD NEWS | New York City Opera Violinist, Kate Light Has Passed Away

New York City-based violinist, Kate Light has died - after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Hunter College,...

Former Academy of St Martin’s Concertmaster Alan Loveday Has Died

Royal College of Music. His 1969 recording of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’, under Sir Neville Marriner sold in excess of 500,000 copies.

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist, Marcel Farago Has Died

Romanian-born cellist and composer, Marcel Farago has passed away from cancer - aged 92. A student of Gaspar Cassado, Pierre Fournier and Paul Tortelier, he...

SAD NEWS | Canada’s TV Maestro, Howard Cable has Passed Away – Aged 95

Legendary Canadian conductor, arranger and Music Director, Howard Cable has passed away - aged 95. A graduate of the Toronto Conservatory of Music and the...

SAD NEWS | Former Mannes Dean, Charles Kaufman Has Died – Aged 87

Former Mannes School of Music Dean, Dr Charles Kaufman has passed away from myeloid leukemia - aged 87. He served on the teaching faculty from...

SAD NEWS | Celebrated Estonian Conductor Eri Klas Has Died

Estonian conductor Eri Klas has passed away - aged 76. He served Principal Conducting positions with the Estonian National Opera, Stockholm Royal Symphony, Finnish National...

SAD NEWS | Veteran LaSalle String Quartet Violist Peter Kamnitzer Has Died

German-born American violist Peter Kamnitzer has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he served as violist with the LaSalle String...

SAD NEWS | Conducting Educator Otto-Werner Mueller Has Died – Aged 89

German-born conductor and educator Otto-Werner Mueller has passed away - aged 89. He served long term conducting teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of Music,...

SAD NEWS | Romanian Modernist Composer Pascal Bentoiu Has Died

Romanian serialist and diatonic composer, scholar and musicologist Pascal Bentoiu has passed away - aged 88. A student of Mihail Jora, his output included 8...

SAD NEWS | Welsh Cellist Gwyneth George Has Died – Aged 95

It has been announced today that Welsh cellist Gwyneth George has passed away - aged 95. A student of Ivor James, Enrico Mainardi and Paul...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent American Composer Steven Stucky Has Died

It has been announced today that leading American composer, Steven Stucky has passed away from a brain cancer - aged 66. He served as Resident...

VERY SAD NEWS | New Zealand Bassoonist Killed in Tragic Cycling Accident

The New Zealand music community is this week mourning the loss of Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Bassoonist, Richard Chandler - who was killed on...

SAD NEWS | Finnish Conductor & Educator Ulf Söderblom Has Died

Acclaimed Finnish conductor Ulf Söderblom has passed away - aged 85. He served as Principal Conductor with the Finnish National Opera from 1973 until 1993...

SAD NEWS | Decorated Lithuanian Conductor Saulius Sondeckis Has Died – Aged 87

Lithuanian violinist and conductor Saulius Sondeckis has passed away - aged 87. He held a long-term teaching position on faculty at the Lithuanian Academy of...

Prominent British Cellist Christine Jackson Has Passed Away – Aged 53

British-born Australian cellist, Christine Jackson has passed away from the effects of a brain aneurysm - aged just 53. She served Principal positions with the...

SAD NEWS | Israel Philharmonic 1st Violinist Has Passed Away Suddenly [RIP]

Romanian-born Israeli violinist and pedagogue Rodica Iosub has passed away - aged just 56. A student of Ivry Gitlis and Stefan Gheorghiu, she served as...

SAD NEWS | Juilliard School Veteran Margaret Pardee Has Died – Aged 95

American violinist and pedagogue Margaret Pardee has passed away - aged 95. A student of Ivan Galamian, Sascha Jacobsen, Albert Spalding and Louis Persinger, she received...

SAD NEWS | Quartetto Italiano Violinist Elisa Pegreffi Has Died – Aged 93

Italian violinist and pedagogue Elisa Pegreffi has passed away - aged 93. Ms Pegreffi was a founding member and long-time second violinist with the Quartetto Italiano. QUARTETTO...

SAD NEWS | Baltimore Conductor Charles Ellis Has Died – Aged 67

American conductor, Charles R Ellis has passed away from cardiac arrhythmia - aged 67. A graduate of Indiana University, the New England Conservatory and the...

VERY SAD NEWS | French Composer and Conductor Pierre Boulez Has Died

Eminent French composer, conductor and pianist Pierre Boulez has died at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany — aged 90. A student of Olivier Messiaen and Rene...

Brazilian Avant-Garde Composer Gilberto Mendes Has Died

Brazilian composer Gilberto Mendes has passed away - aged 93. A student of Claudio Santoro, George Olivier Toni, Pierre Boulez, Henri Pousseu and Karlheinz Stockhausen,...

BREAKING SAD NEWS| Eminent German Conductor Kurt Masur Has Died

German conductor Kurt Masur has passed away this morning in Harrison, New York - aged 88. A specialist in the music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler and...

Eminent German Operatic Conductor Heinz Fricke Has Passed Away

East-German-born operatic conductor Heinz Fricke has died - aged 88. He served long term Principal Conducting positions with the Berlin State Opera, the Norwegian National...

SAD NEWS | Former Tucson Symphony Concertmaster, John Ferrell Has Died

American violinist John Ferrell has passed away, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease - aged 90. He served as the Concermaster of the Tucson...

VERY SAD NEWS | American Violinist and Pedagogue Joseph Silverstein Has Died

It has been announced today that American violinist, conductor and respected pedagogue Joseph Silverstein has passed away suddenly from a heart attack - aged...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Mittenwald-Based Violin Maker Has Died

Slovenian-born violin maker Josef Kantuscher has passed away - aged 91. A graduate of the Violin Making School in Mittenwald, Mr Kantuscher was a former...

Stravinsky’s Long-Time Assistant Robert Craft Has Died

America conductor, writer and musicologist Robert Craft has died - aged 92. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he has long been remember for his...

Renowned America Conductor Baton Stick Maker Has Died

Conductor baton maker and timpanist Richard Horowitz has passed away - aged 91. Mr Horowitz served as principal timpanist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1946...

Milwaukee Cellist, Ron Shawger Succumbs to Multiple Sclerosis

American cellist Ron Shawger has passed away, from multiple sclerosis - aged just 55. A student of Leonard Rose, at the Juilliard School, Mr Shawger...

SAD NEWS | Seattle Violist Scott Michael Ligocki Has Died

American violist Scott Michael Ligocki has passed away - aged just 51. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Scott served as Principal violist...

SAD NEWS | Talented Young American Violinist Killed in Horror Car Crash

23 year old American violinist, Brittany Musumeci has been killed, alongside her 24 year old sister, in a tragic car accident in Florida, USA. The sisters,...

SAD NEWS | French-Amenian Violinist Jean Ter-Merguerian Has Died

French-Armenian violin virtuoso Jean Ter-Merguerian has passed away, in Marseille, France – aged 79. A student of Karp Dombayev and David Oistrakh, Mr Ter-Merguerian was a...

SAD NEWS | British Cellist and Pedagogue Penelope Lynex Has Died

British cellist, teacher and author Penelope Lynex has died – aged 78. A student of Douglas Cameron, Pablo Casals and Paul Tortelier, Ms Lynex served...

SAD NEWS | Pioneering Jazz and Orchestral Bassist Bruce Lawrence Has Died

American orchestral and jazz bassist Bruce Lawrence has passed away – aged 88. Mr Lawrence started his career playing alongside jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, John...

Fine Instrument Collector Ephraim Engleman Has Passed – Aged 104

Renowned American rheumatologist, violinist and instrument collector Dr Ephraim P Engleman has passed away – aged 104. Born in 1911 and trained as a concert...

Speed and Drugs Blamed for Aspen Festival Student’s Road Deaths

Police have today indicated that drug use and speed are being investigated as contributing factors in the road deaths of Aspen Music Festival students, Alexander...

SAD NEWS | San Jose Conductor George Cleve Has Died

Austrian-born American conductor George Cleve has passed away, in Berkeley, California – aged 79. A student of Pierre Monteux, Leonard Bernstein, George Szell and Franco Ferrara, he served guest...

SAD NEWS | Vienna Philharmonic Mourns Longstanding Principal Cellist

The Vienna Philharmonic has today announced the passing of their former co-principal cellist Friedrich Dolezal - aged 67. “We mourn the loss of our dear co-principal...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed British-Australian Composer Roger Smalley Has Died

British-born Australian composer and pianist Roger Smalley has died – aged 72. A student of Peter Racine Fricker, John White, Alexander Goehr and Karlheinz Stockhausen,...

SAD NEWS | French Violist Serge Collot Has Died – Aged 92

French violist Serge Collott has passed away – aged 92. He was a member of the Parrenin, Radiodiffusion Francaise and Bernede String Quartets – and...