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Zubin Mehta Announces Retirement from Israel Phil After Almost 1/2 Century

Legendary Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta has today announced he is set to retire as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - effective from...

Boston Conservatory President Richard Ortner Announces Retirement

The Boston Conservatory has today announced long-serving President Richard Ortner is set to retire from the College in June 2017 - after 18 years...

Veteran New York Philharmonic Violist Irene Breslaw To Retire

The New York Philharmonic Assistant Principal Violist Irene Breslaw is set to retire from the Orchestra - after 40 seasons with the ensemble. A graduate of The...

San Diego Symphony Violinist Retires After 61 Seasons

The San Diego Symphony has today announced the retirement of violinist, Ms Pat Francis - after serving 61 years with the orchestra. In 1955, aged...

Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt Announces Retirement – Aged 86

German-born Austrian conductor and early-music pioneer Nikolaus Harnoncourt has today formally announced his retirement from the concert stage - aged 86. Maestro Harnoncourt, particularly known...

Gramophone Award Winner Forced into Retirement with Rheumatic Disease

It has been announced today that British cellist David Watkin will be forced to give up his performance career – due to a chronic auto-immune...

Michigan’s Verdehr Trio Announcement Retirement After 43 Years

The Michigan-based Verdehr Trio, comprising violinist Walter Verdehr, clarinetist Elsa Ludewig-Berdehr and pianist Silvia Roederer, has today announced their retirement – after 43 seasons. Founded in 1972,...

Julliard Quartet Cellist Joel Krosnick to Stand Down After 42 Seasons

It has been announced today that 73 year old Juilliard String Quartet cellist, Joel Krosnick is set to stand down from the ensemble at...

Cleveland Orchestra Principal Violist to Step Down After 40 Seasons

Cleveland Orchestra principal violist, Robert Vernon has announced his plans to step down at the conclusion of the 2015/2016 season - after more than...

Lewis Kaplan To Step Down as Artistic Director of Bowdoin Festival After 50 Seasons

It has been announced today that American violinist Lewis Kaplan is set to stand down as Artistic Director of the Bowdoin International Summer Music Festival –...

Dutch Violinist Emmy Verhey Has Announced Her Retirement

It has been announced that 65 year old Dutch violin virtuoso Emmy Verhey is set to retire from the concert stage at the conclusion...

SAD NEWS | Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, Forced into Retirement by Severe Neck Injury

British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has today announced he will be forced to stop playing the cello, due to a herniated disc in his...
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