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SAD NEWS | New York Violinist Betty-Jean Hagen Has Died - Aged 86

Canadian-born American violinist Betty-Jean Hagen has passed away - aged 86

Canadian-born American violinist Betty-Jean Hagen has passed away - aged 86.

A graduate of the Chicago Conservatory, Royal Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School, Ms Hagen was a former 1st prize winner at the coveted Leventritt Competition.

She held a longterm faculty position at Vassar College - and served as Concertmaster of the Westchester Symphony, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and the Orange Country Chamber Orchestra.

She was awarded Canadian Music’s 1953 ‘Woman of the Year’ - and for much of her career performed on the 1771 ‘Baron Hermann’ Guadagnini violin.

Our condolences are with Ms Hagen's family, friends, colleagues and students.

PHOTO CREDIT: New York Philharmonic Archives

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