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SAD NEWS | Wilmington Violinist Sally Barto Moore Has Died – Aged 95 [RIP]

American violinist Sara 'Sally' Barto Moore has passed away – aged 95. A graduate of Goucher College, Ms Barto Moore performed as a long term...

SAD NEWS | French Pianist & Composer Roger Boutry Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

French composer, pianist and conductor Roger Boutry has passed away – aged 87. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Jean Doyen and...

SAD NEWS | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Mario Davidovsky Has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Pulitzer Prize-winning Argentinian-American composer Mario Davidovsky has passed away in New York City - aged 85. A student of Aaron Copland and Milton Babbitt, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Australian Violinist Pamela Dowsett Has Died – Aged 74 [RIP]

Australian-born violinist and teacher Pamela Dowsett has passed away from cancer - aged 74. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where she studied...

SAD NEWS | Soviet-American Violinist Lazar Gosman Has Died – Aged 93 [RIP]

Soviet-born American violinist Lazar Gosman has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, where he studied with David Oistrakh, he served...

VERY SAD NEWS | Eminent Violin Pedagogue Aaron Rosand Has Passed Away – Aged 92 [RIP]

Long time Curtis Institute of Music violin pedagogue Aaron Rosand has passed away this evening from pneumonia - aged 92. A graduate of the Curtis...

SAD NEWS | American Composer Peter Westergaard Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

American composer and music theorist Peter Westergaard has passed away - aged 88. Mr Westergaard served long-term Professorships at Columbia University, Amherst College and Princeton University...

SAD NEWS | Russian-Born Violinist Yuri Sheykhet has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Russian-born violinist Yuri Sheykhet has passed away due to complications from heart disease – aged 85. A graduate of the Riga Conservatory in Latvia, Mr Sheykhet...

VERY SAD NEWS | Thornton School Violin Pedagogue Alice Schoenfeld has Died – Aged 98 [RIP]

Respected Los Angeles-based violinist and pedagogue Ms Alice Schoenfeld has passed away – aged 98. A student of Karl Klingler, Ms Schoenfeld served a teaching...

VERY SAD NEWS | North-Carolina Based Violinist & Violist Xi Yang has Died – Aged 56 [RIP]

Chinese-born violinist and violist Xi Yang has passed away from colon cancer - aged just 56. A graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music,...

SAD NEWS | Prominent LA Violinist Pavel Farkas Has Died – Aged 77

Czechoslovakian-born Los Angeles-based violinist Pavel Farkas has passed away - aged 77. Throughout his six decade performing career, Mr Farkas served as a member of...

SAD NEWS | Austrian Composer Balduin Sulzer Has Died – Aged 87

Austrian composer and educator Balduin Sulzer has passed away - aged 87. A graduate of the University of Vienna, Bruckner Conservatory and the Vienna Academy of...

TRAGIC NEWS | Texas Orchestra Violinist Has Died Suddenly On Stage Mid-Concert 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Orchestra’ 1st violinist, Yu Zhao Gu has died suddenly, from a suspected heart attack, during a performance on stage on...

SAD NEWS | British Double Bassist & Composer Tony Osborne Has Died – Aged 71 [RIP]

British double bassist, composer and arranger Tony Osborne has passed away – aged 71. A graduate of London's Royal Academy of Music, his works included a...

SAD NEWS | Vlach String Quartet Cellist Viktor Moučka Has Died – Aged 93 [RIP]

Czech cellist Viktor Moučka has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory where he studied with cello pedagogue Karel Sádl, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Longtime Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist & Conductor Luis Biava Has Died [RIP]

South American-born violinist and conductor Luis Biava Sosa has passed away. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Santa Cecilia Academy, Mr Biava...

SAD NEWS | Celebrated American Cellist George Neikrug Has Died – Aged 100 [RIP]

American cellist George Neikrug has passed away - aged 100. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Demetrius Constantine Dounis, throughout his seven decade career, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed German Operatic and Symphonic Conductor Michael Gielen Has Died [RIP]

German-born conductor Michael Gielen has passed away in Mondsee, Austria from pneumonia - aged 91. An assistant to luminary conductors Erich Kleiber, Karl Böhm and Wilhelm...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Composer Hans Kox Has Died – Aged 88

Dutch composer and music pedagogue Hans Kox has passed away - aged 88. A piano and composition graduate of the Utrecht and Amsterdam Conservatories, Mr...

SAD NEWS | Former Eastman School Violin Professor Abram Loft Has Died – Aged 97 [RIP]

American violin and viola pedagogue Abram Loft has passed away - aged 97. A Ph.D graduate from Columbia University, he performed as 2nd violinist with...

SAD NEWS | Israeli Electro-Acoustic Composer Yizhak Sadai Has Died – Aged 83 [RIP]

Bulgarian-born Israeli electro-acoustic composer and educator Yizhak Sadai has passed away - aged 83. A graduate of the Tel Aviv Conservatory, he went on to...

SAD NEWS | Former Chicago-Based Fine Arts Quartet Violist Jerry Horner Has Died [RIP]

American violist and pedagogue Jerry Horner has passed away. A graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with David Dawson, William...

VERY SAD NEWS  | Luminary Conductor, Pianist & Composer Sir André Previn Has Died – Aged 89 [RIP]

Celebrated German-American conductor, classical, pop and jazz pianist and composer Sir André Previn has passed away at his home in New York City following...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed French Conductor Jean Périsson Has Died – Aged 94 [RIP]

Acclaimed French conductor Jean Périsson has passed away - aged 94. Maestro Périsson served as Artistic Director of the Paris Opera from 1965 to 1970...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed American Composer Dominick Argento Has Died

American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento has passed way - aged 91.   His best known works include operas Postcard from Morocco, Miss Havisham's Fire, The Masque of...

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...