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Another fine cellist passes on

Andrew Eckard, former principal of New York City Opera and the (now-defunct) Honolulu Symphony, has succumbed to a brain tumour. Drew Eckard was a star pupil of Janos Starker, who died two months ago. More here.


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  1. John Parfrey says:

    Another loss of a fine cellist that I think you may have missed came when Wolfgang Laufer — up to that time only the second cellist of the Fine Arts Quartet (after George Sopkin) died on June 8, 2011. He was a great cellist and a great man.

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