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Sudden death of a violin professor

Richard Luby, professor of musical performance and artistic director at the University of North Carolina, has been found dead. No further details have been released, except that he had shown no prior signs of illness.


Luby, a Yale and Juilliard graduate, had taught and performed at UNC for 34 years. He  also gave concerts internationally and made several recordings.

Our condolences to his family and colleagues.


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  1. Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    Sad news, indeed. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1967, then got his Masters at Juilliard and a Doctorate at Yale.

  2. So very sorry to hear this. I studied with him a UNC-CH a number of years ago.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very sad–Luby was well respected. Norman–you should post an article also about the unfortunate passing last weekend of Prof Isidor Saslav, who was former concertmaster of Baltimore, Minnesota, and New Zealand, as well as editor of Haydn quartets for Henle. A true giant.

  4. An email I received from the Dept. of Music at UNC reported that Luby died peacefully in his sleep.

  5. As another former student, I can say he was a good teacher, excellent violinist and a funny, compassionate man. Not only did he know the solo parts to all the violin concertos, he’d frequently accompany his students by playing the orchestral parts, from memory, on his violin. And his hair danced when he played, to its own rhythm. RIP Dr. Luby.

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