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SAD NEWS | Eastman School’s Violin Professor Lynn Blakeslee Has Passed Away

American violinist and pedagogue Lynn Blakeslee has passed away. A student of Efrem Zimhalist, Ricardo Odnoposoff, Franz Samobyl and Sandor Vegh, she served as 1st...

SAD NEWS | Former Lausanne Conservatory Head Jean-Jacques Rapin Has Died

Swiss conductor and educator Jean-Jacques Rapin has passed away – aged 82. He served as Director of the Lausanne Conservatory for 15 years - and...

Acclaimed Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Has Died – Aged 84 [VIDEO]

Acclaimed Czech concert pianist Ivan Moravec has passed away from pneumonia – aged 84. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory, during his 65+ year performance...

SAD NEWS | Chicago Sinfonietta Founder and Conductor, Paul Freeman has Died – Aged 79

American conductor and founder of the Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman has passed away– aged 79. Remembered as one of America's leading conductors, he held positions...

SAD NEWS | Isaac Stern’s Widow, Vera Stern Has Passed Away – Aged 88

It has been announced today that prominent New York arts benefactor and advocate Vera Stern (nee-Lindenblit) has passed away after a prolonged illness –...

SAD NEWS | Pennsylvania-Based Luthier Edward Campbell has Died – Aged 89

American violin maker Edward Campbell has passed away – aged 89. Largely self-taught, he was a founding member of the Violin Society of America - and...

SAD NEWS | Czech Violinist and Pedagogue Václav Snítil Has Died – Aged 87

Bohemian-born violinist and teacher Václav Snítil has passed away – aged 87. Mr Snitil was a founding member of the Vlach String Quartet and served...

SAD NEWS | Kentucky Opera General Director Killed in Horror Car Crash

Kentucky Opera General Director, David Roth has died in a car accident, in Iowa – aged just 56. Mr Roth had worked with the company for...

SAD NEWS|American-born Early Music Specialist Alan Curtis Has Died – Aged 81

American-born harpsichordist, conductor and early music scholar Alan Curtis has died at his home in Florence – aged 81. A phD graduate of the University of...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Cellist James Holesovsky Has Died – Aged 72

American cellist and orchestral manager James Holesovsky has passed away – aged 72. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with...

SAD NEWS | BBC Symphony Cellist Denis Vigay Has Died – Aged 89

British cellist Denis Vigay has passed away – aged 89. A student of Cedric Sharpe, he served as Principal Cellist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic,...

SAD NEWS | Artemis Quartet Violist Friedemann Weigle Has Died – Aged 53

German violist Friedemann Weigle has passed away after a long illness – aged just 53. Mr Weigle held a Professorship at the Hanns Eisler School of...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Double Bassist Neil Courtney Has Died – Aged 82

American double bassist Neil Courtney has passed away from heart disease – aged 82. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he served as...

SAD NEWS | Boston and Philadelphia Violist Joseph de Pasquale has Died

American violist Joseph de Pasquale has passed away – aged 95. He served as Principal Violist with the Boston Symphony from 1947 to 1964 -...

SAD NEWS | ‘Titanic’ Film Score Composer James Horner has Died – Aged 61

Prolific Hollywood, Grammy-award-winning film score composer James Horner has died in a plane crash. Reports have suggested the 61 year old was piloting a single-turboprop...

SAD NEWS | Viennese Conductor and Concertmaster Walter Weller Has Died

Austrian violinist and conductor Walter Weller has passed away from pancreatic cancer – aged 75. Mr Walter served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, in...

SAD NEWS | German-American Luthier Peter Paul Prier has Died – Aged 73

German-born American stringed instrument maker Peter Paul Prier, of Peter Prier and Sons Violins, in Utah USA has died – aged 73. Trained at the Mittenwald...

SAD NEWS | New York Luthier Luiz Bellini Has Died – Aged 79

Brazilian-born New York luthier Luiz Bellini has passed away – aged 79. A protege of Vincente Policene, Simone Sacconi and Jacques Francais, his famed clients...

Lindsay Quartet Violinist Peter Cropper Has Died – Aged 69

British violinist Peter Cropper has passed away – aged 69. He served as 1st violinist with the acclaimed Lindsay String Quartet from 1965 until the...

SAD NEWS | Australian-born Cellist Tanya Prochzaka Has Passed Away – Aged 63

Australian-born Canadian cellist Tanya Prochazka has died, after a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer – aged 63. A student of Andre Navarra, Jacqueline du Pre...

The Beatles’ Cellist Alexander Kok has Died – Aged 89

South-African-born British cellist Alexander Kok has passed away – aged 89. A student of Pierre Fournier and Pablo Casals, he was a founding member of...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed New Zealand composer Jack Body has Died – Aged 70

It has been announced today that celebrated New Zealand composer Jack Body has passed away – aged 70. Recognised as one of New Zealand's most...

SAD NEWS | Salomon Quartet Founding Violist Trevor Jones has Passed Away

British violist and Salomon String Quartet founding member Trevor Jones has passed away. Formed in 1982, the Salomon Quartet was one of the first string...

Dartington Quartet Violinist Colin Sauer Has Died – Aged 90

British violinist Colin Sauer has passed away – aged 90 During his 7 decade career he served as long term 1st violin with the Dartington...

Legendary Bluegrass Fiddler ‘Tex’ Logan Has Passed Away – Aged 85

American bluegrass fiddler and composer Benjamin 'Tex' Logan has passed away from renal failure – aged 85. His career collaborators included Mike Seeger, The Lilly...

Chandos Records Founder and Recording Pioneer, Brian Couzen Has Died

Chandos Records, independent classical music label founder Brian Couzen has passed away – aged 82. Started in 1979, in the United Kingdom, The Chandos label is...

Latin American Hip-Hop Cellist David Gotay Has Passed Away – Aged 42

New York-based Latin American cellist and composer David Gotay has passed away, after a lengthy battle with kidney cancer - aged just 42. He served as...

SAD NEWS | Boston Symphony Veteran Ronald Knudsen has Died

American violinist Ronald Knudsen has passed away – aged 83. He served as a section violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 48 seasons – only retiring...

SAD NEWS | Two Opera Singers Confirmed Among Germanwings Alps Crash Dead

It has been announced today that German mezzo-soprano Maria Radner and bass-baritone Oleg Bryjak were among the 150 victims killed in the Germanwings Flight...

Chicago Symphony Veteran Adrian Da Prato has Died – Aged 94

Italian-born American violinist Adrian Da Prato has passed away – aged 94. A student of Scott Willits and John Weicher, he served as a section...

Composer and Yale School of Music Dean, Ezra Laderman Has Died – Aged 90

Acclaimed Polish-born American composer and former Yale School of Music Dean, Ezra Laderman has passed away – aged 90. Praised for his ability to successfully...

SAD NEWS | Violinist Hanns-Joachim Westphal, Ex-Berlin Phil has Died – Aged 85

German violinist Hanns-Joachim Westphal has passed away – aged 85. He served a long time Principal Second Violinist position with the Berlin Philharmonic - and was...

North Carolina Symphony Violinist & Composer Jess Levin Has Died – Aged 65

American violinist, composer and acclaimed photographer Jess Levin has passed away – aged 65. Mr Levin served as a long time 1st violinist with the...

Canadian Violist and Artist Manager Stanley Solomon Has Died – Aged 97

Legendary Canadian violist and artist manager Stanley Solomon has passed away – aged 97. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied...

Italian-French Pianist Aldo Ciccolini Has Died – Aged 89

Legendary Italian-French pianist Aldo Ciccolini has passed away in Paris – aged 89. A student of Paolo Denza, he served a long term Professorship at...

SAD NEWS | Israeli Conductor Israel Yinon Has Collapsed and Died on Stage

Renowned Israeli conductor Israel Yinon has collapsed and died whilst conducting a performance in Lucerne, Switzerland late Thursday, a spokesman has announced. The 59 year...

Respected American Pianist Claude Frank Has Passed Away from Dementia – Aged 89

German-born American pianist Claude Frank has passed away from the complications of dementia at his home, in New York – aged 89. A student of...

Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist William Stokking Has Died – Aged 81

American cellist William Stokking has passed away aged 81. A student of Gregor Piatigorsky, Felix Salmond and Leonard Rose, Mr Stokking served as Principal Cellist...

Former New York Phil Principal Cellist Laszlo Varga Has Died – Aged 90

Hungarian-American cellist Laszlo Varga has passed away, at his home in Florida – aged 90. Mr Varga held the position of Principal Cellist with the New...

SAD NEWS | British violinist Lydia Mordkovitch Has Passed Away – Aged 70

Russian-born British violinist Lydia Mordkovitch has passed away from cancer – aged 70. A student and assistant to David Oistrakh, she was a former 1st prize...

Concord Quartet Violinist Mark Sokol Has Died of Cancer – Aged 68

American violinist Mark Sokol has passed away from pancreatic cancer – aged 68. A student of Dorothy Delay and Robert Mann, he was a founding...

New York Double Bassist Alvin Brehm Has Died – Aged 89

American double bassist, conductor and composer Alvin Brehm has passed away – aged 89. He served as a long term member of the Chamber Music...

British Youth Orchestra Pioneer Ivey Dickson Has Died – Aged 95

Concert pianist and former Musical Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Ivey Dickson has passed away – aged 95. Miss Dickson was...

American Violinist and Musicians’ Unionist Louise Koszalka has Died – Aged 100

American violinist, teacher, civil rights activist and active union member, Louise Koszalka has passed away – aged 100. A graduate of Smith College and the...

Prolific American Composer Stephen Paulus has Died – Aged 65

American composer Stephen Paulus has passed away from medical complications, following a stroke - aged just 65. During this 40 year output, Mr Paulus composed...

SAD NEWS | Swedish Cellist and Conductor Mats Rondin Has Died – Aged 54

Swedish cellist and conductor Mats Rondin has died from a sudden heart attack – aged 54. He performed extensively as a soloist throughout Sweden and...

Italian Violinist Angelo Stefanato has Died – Aged 88

Italian violinist and academic Angelo Stefanato has passed away, at his home in Rome – aged 88. A student of Vasa Prihoda, he served as Concertmaster...

3 Tenors Mastermind, Impresario Tibor Rudas Has Died – Aged 94

Hungarian-born classical music impresario and entrepreneur, Tibor Rudas has passed away – aged 94. He will be remembered for his groundbreaking ability to bring Las...

SAD NEWS | Vermont Conductor Brian Webb Found Deceased Following Sailing Trip

New Zealand-born conductor and organist Brian Webb's body has been found deceased in Lake Champlain, Vermont USA – following an intensive 4 day missing...

American-Born Violin Maker Michael Carlton Byrd Has Died – Aged 62

John & Arthur Beare Fine Violins has today announced the passing of their former colleague, American string instrument restorer and maker Michael Carlton Byrd –...