Prominent Russian pianist, 48, is found dead on the street near his home

We have been informed of the death of Igor Uryash, a well-known soloist, accompanist and teacher at the Rimsky-Korasakov Conservatoire in St Petersburg. He was just 48. According to Izvestia, he may have died of exposure.

UPDATE: A friend told Ria-Novosti: ‘I got a call from his telephone, saying Igor is near the entrance. When I arrived, he was no longer breathing. Igor’s body is now at his home, examined by doctors. There was no violent sign of death’.



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  • I had an opportunity to perform with Igor the very first time I returned to my native Russia in 1994. He was a very kind person who had a wonderful collaborative instinct. I was very shocked to read the news about his passing. We have lost so many good ones already in 2014!

  • I had the pleasure of performing with Igor, and making a CD with him. Started to make the second one – but never finished. I miss him so much

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