Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist William Stokking Has Died – Aged 81

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William Stokking Obituary Died Curtis Philadelphia Cover

American cellist William Stokking has passed away aged 81.

A student of Gregor Piatigorsky, Felix Salmond and Leonard Rose, Mr Stokking served as Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra for 32 years years, from 1973 until his retirement in 2005 – and held positions on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.

Our condolences are with Mr Stokking’s family, friends, colleagues and students.

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