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SAD NEWS | Longtime Munich Chamber Orchestra Conductor Hans Stadlmair Has Died – Aged 89 [RIP]

Austrian conductor and composer Hans Stadlmair has passed away - aged 89. A graduate of the Vienna Academy of Music and the Stuttgart University of...

SAD NEWS | Israeli Composer & Youth Orchestra Founder Ami Maayani Has Died

Israeli composer and conductor Ami Maayani has passed away - age 82. A graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music, where he studied violin, viola...

SAD NEWS | Maine Opera Conductor Andrew McMullan Has Died – Aged 95

American conductor and french hornist Andrew J. McMullan Jr has passed away - aged 95. Maestro McMullan performed for 21 years as a member of the...

SAD NEWS | Respected British Bow Maker William Watson Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Respected British string instrument bow maker William Watson has passed away - aged 88. A student of William Retford, Mr Watson worked at the esteemed W.E Hill &...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Italian Violin Maker and Teacher Francesco Bissolotti has Died [RIP]

Acclaimed Italian violin maker and teacher Francesco Bissolotti has passed away – aged 89. A graduate of the Cremona International School of Violin Making, where he...

SAD NEWS | Israeli-Born Cellist Uzi Weisel Has Died – Aged 92 [RIP]

Israeli-born cellist and pedagogue Uzi Weisel has passed away - aged 92. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Felix Salmond and...

VERY SAD NEWS | Juilliard School’s Ear-Training Guru Mary Anthony Cox Has Died [RIP]

American pianist and aural ear-training educator Mary Anthony Cox has passed away. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she served on the school’s ear training...

SAD NEWS | Former Jacobs School of Music Dean Michael Gordon has Died – Aged 82

Former Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Dean, Professor Michael Gordon has passed away - aged 82. A graduate of Virginia State University and Columbia...

VERY SAD NEWS | Berklee College Early Music Specialist Janet Haas Has Died – Aged 59

Boston-based early music expert and viola da gamba performer and educator Janet Haas has passed away - aged 59. Mrs Haas served as a member...

SAD NEWS | British Composer & Educator John Joubert Has Died – Aged 91

South African-born British composer John Joubert has passed away - aged 91. A graduate of the South African College of Music,  Royal Academy of Music and...

SAD NEWS | Avant-Garde Composer and Educator Larry Austin Has Died – Aged 88

American avant-garde electronic composer Larry Austin has passed away - aged 88. A graduate of the University of North Texas College of Music, Mills College...

SAD NEWS | Celebrated Catalan Composer Joan Guinjoan Has Died – Aged 87

Catalan composer and pianist Joan Guinjoan has passed away - aged 87. A graduate of Barcelona’s Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu and Paris’ École...

SAD NEWS | French Composer and Musician Alain Kremsk Has Died – Aged 78

French contemporary music composer, pianist and percussions Alain Kremski has died from a stroke, in Paris - aged 78. A student of Darius Milhaud at the French...

SAD NEWS | Frost School of Music Composition Professor Dennis Kam Has Died – Aged 76

Hawaiian-born composer and educator Professor Dennis Kam has passed away - aged 76. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the University...

SAD NEWS | Greek Composer & Conductor Theódoros Andoníou Has Died – Aged 83

Greek-born composer and conductor Theódoros Andoníou has passed away in Athens - aged 83. Professor Andonious served long term teaching positions on faculty at Stanford University,...

SAD NEWS | Spanish Conductor Juan José Olives Has Passed Away [RIP]

Spanish conductor Juan José Olives has passed away - following a long illness. A graduate of the Barcelona Conservatory and the Vienna Hochschule für Musik,...

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...

SAD NEWS | Australian Operatic Conductor Richard Gill Has Died – Aged 76 [RIP]

Australian conductor Richard Gill has passed away from colorectal and peritoneal cancer - aged 76. A graduate of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Maestro Gill served...

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 | 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 | 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 | Veteran San Francisco Symphony Violist Detlev Olshausen Has Died – Aged 100 [RIP]

American violist Detlev Olshausen has passed away - aged 100. Mr Olshausen performed as sub-principal or co-principal viola with the San Francisco Symphony from 1940 until...

TRAGIC NEWS | LA Opera Tenor Andres Ramirez Has Died – Aged Just 28 [RIP]

Los Angeles-based, American tenor Andres Ramirez has died – aged just 28. He had served as a long time member of the LA Opera theatre company. "All...

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 Enoch zu Guttenberg Has Died – Aged 71 [RIP]

German conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg has passed away following a brief illness – aged 71. He served as Principal Conductor of the Munich KlangVerwaltung ensemble -...

SAD NEWS | Hungarian-Born Violinist & Conductor Frederic Balazs Has Died – Aged 98 [RIP]

Hungarian conductor and composer Frederic Balazs has passed away – aged 98. Mr Balazs was appointed Concertmaster of the Budapest Symphony aged just 17 - and later following his immigration...

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 &...

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,...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Jonathan Sternberg Has Died – Aged 98

American conductor Jonathan Sternberg has passed away - aged 98. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, he served conducting...

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 | 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,...

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 | 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...

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...

VERY SAD NEWS | Staatskapelle Berlin Concertmaster Axel Wilczok Has Died [RIP]

German violinist and pedagogue Axel Wilczok has passed away from cancer - aged 66. A graduate of Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik...

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,...