Ottawa-based violinist Yehonatan Berick has passed away due to cancer.
Born in Israel, Berick studied in Cincinnati before moving to Canada in the mid-1990s.
“We are devastated to hear of the passing of our violin faculty member and friend, Yehonatan Berick,” a Facebook post by the University of Ottawa’s Summer String Academy reads. “He was a truly incredible and brilliant musician, pedagogue, and person. Yehonatan’s energetic and warm personality set the tone for our program and he will forever be missed. Our deepest condolences go out to his family in this difficult time.”
Our condolences are with Mr Berick’s family, friends, students and colleagues.