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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,...

Music Mega-Store, Tower Records’ Founder Russell Solomon Has Passed Away

American businessman and entrepreneur Russell Solomon has died from a heart attack - aged 92. Mr Solomon founded the international music superstore Tower Records in...

VERY SAD NEWS | Royal Danish Academy of Music Violin Professor Serguei Azizian Has Died

Armenian-born violinist Serguei Azizian has passed away in Copenhagen, from cancer - aged 60. A graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory, Professor Azizian was a former...

VERY SAD NEWS | Leading Spanish Conductor Jesús López Cobos Has Died – Aged 78

Spanish conductor Jesús López Cobos has passed away from cancer in Berlin - aged 78. Throughout his five decade international career, Maestro López Cobos served music...

SAD NEWS | Cremonese Luthier Giovanni Battista Morassi has Died – Aged 84

Italian luthier and stringed instrument maker Giovanni Battista Morassi has passed away - aged 84. A graduate of the Cremona International Violin Making School and...

VERY SAD NEWS | Unorthodox Polish Violin Virtuoso Anna Karkowska Has Passed Away

Polish-born American violinist Anna Karkowska has died from breast cancer - aged just 36. A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard...

SAD NEWS | Santa Fe Community Orchestra Founder, Cellist Jody Ellis has Died

American cellist and composer Jody Ellis has passed away from natural causes - aged 92. Ms Ellis co-founded the Santa Fe Community Chamber Music Orchestra,...

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 | 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,...

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...

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...

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 | ‘Underground Guru’ Violin Teacher Joey Corpus Has Died

Filipino-American violin and viola pedagogue Joey Corpus has passed away - aged 59. A student of Jascha Brodsky and Orlando Cole and described as an 'underground...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 | Eminent Russian Violinist & Teacher Grigori Zhislin Has Died

Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Grigori Zhislin has passed away - aged 71. A student of Yuri Yankelevich at the Moscow Conservatory, he was a former...