Sad news: Cancer claims a brass pioneer

September 24, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The death is reported of Aline Nistad, long-serving principal trombone of the Oslo Philharmonic and one of the women trail-blazers on the instrument.

Aline retired from the orchestra in August 2016 after 37 years and was a sought-after teacher in many countries.

Comments (3)

  1. abbie conant says:

    Aline was a true pioneer as a woman trombonist in a major European symphony orchestra. She was beloved and respected by all who knew her. May she now take her seat in the Heavenly Phil. Thank you for your music, Aline!!!

  2. Ralph Sauer says:

    So sad to hear this. I had the pleasure of being one of Aline’s teachers many years ago. She was an eager student and went on to a wonderful career. Rest in peace, dear friend.

  3. Andrew Simco Former Timpanist, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra says:

    She was my colleague in the orchestra from 1983 until 1998, and remained a personal friend. A topflight musician and hard-working teacher and mentor to many young brass players. She will be missed. Rest in peace, old friend.

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