R.I.P 〓 Aaron Rosand, American Violin Player


Aaron Rosand, one of the oldest in the US violin world, died July 9th. He was 92 years old. It is said that pneumonia is the cause. Rosand was born in 1927 in Hammond, Indiana. He grew up in Chicago with his father from Poland and his mother from Russia. Early on his musical talent attracted attention, and when he was 10 he played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He then went to the Curtis Institute of Music and studied with Efrem Zimbalist.

His professional debut was in 1948 in New York. In 1958, he held his first recital at Carnegie Hall. In addition to his performance activities, he taught at the Curtis Institute of Music in 1981, and later he taught at Mannes School of Music in 1986, and worked as a master class lecturer and a jury for international competitions. Retirement was in 2009, when he sold the Guarneri del Gesu 1741 “ex Kochanski”, which he had been using since the 1950s, for $ 10 million and donated $ 1.5 million to his alma mater, Curtis Institute of Music.

Photo:Curtis Institute of Music

How about this ?

  1. MUNICH 〓 Jonas Kaufmann was awarded the Maximilian Medal

  2. BERLIN 〓 Composer John Williams makes his debut as conductor this time in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

  3. BERLIN 〓 Daniel Barenboim announced his retirement as music director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden

  4. LOS ANGELES 〓 Los Angeles Philharmonic appointed Zubin Mehta as Conductor Emeritus

  5. BERLIN 〓 The Berlin Philharmoniker has announced the departure of Daniel Stabrawa

  6. MUNICH 〓 Kaufmann had a wedding ceremony

  7. MINNEAPOLIS 〓 Minnesota Orchestra has announced that Thomas Søndergård will be its next music director

  8. ROME 〓 Italian theater closes until March 8, with new coronavirus infection spread

  9. HIROSHIMA 〓 Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra announces the 2019 performance lineup

  10. DRESDEN 〓 Janowski to the chief conductor of Dresdner Philharmonie, the second call

  11. PRAGUE 〓 The Competition “Operalia 2019” presided over by Placido Domingo has ended

  12. BERLIN 〓 Director Barrie Kosky will not extend the contract

  13. VIENNA 〓 The New Year’s Concert in 2024 will be conducted by Christian Thielemann

  14. LONDON 〓 British tenor singer Kim Begley announced his retirement

  15. FORT WORTH 〓 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has announced that it will postpone the 16th competition

  1. No comments yet.

  1. No trackbacks yet.