Principal viola dies after car crash

Principal viola dies after car crash


norman lebrecht

August 20, 2014

We regret to report the death of Marshall Fine, principal viola of the Memphis Symphony and a widely published composer of three symphonies and more.

Marshall did not recover from injuries sustained in a car crash last week.

Marshall was the son of Burton Fine, long-serving principal viola of the Boston Symphony, and the brother of Elaine Fine, flautist and composer.

Our sympathies to the Fine family.

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  • Elaine Fine says:

    Thank you, Norman.

    • Elaine Fine says:

      I have to add to my expression of thanks: Marshall is also the son of June Fine, a musician and artist. I haven’t played the flute professionally for more than twenty-five years. Like my brother, I play viola and violin and compose.I don’t know where you got this information, but it wasn’t from a member of my family. And I wish you had checked with our family before posting it as is.

  • Lewis Brinin says:

    Widely publushed by which publishers? Us any available for sale?