A radiant American soprano has died of cancer

Judith Kellock died today.

A pupil of Jan DeGaetani, she performed with leading US orchestras, was a regular at the Aspen Festival and appeared with opera companies in Italy and Greece.

Judith was a popular teacher at Cornell University and a patron of young composers.

judith kellock

UPDATE: Cornell tribute here.

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  • Such a sad thought to know that this exquisite voice is now silence. Such an important exponent of Contemporary Music . RIP,Judith !

  • What a terrible loss to this world! In addition to being a phenomenal musician and teacher, Judith was exceptionally kind-hearted and generous of spirit. Even though our paths crossed only once in awhile, I will miss her dearly. Just knowing that she was in the wings gave me hope and comfort. She excelled as a musician, as a singer, in nurturing the growth of other musicians, and in sharing her wisdom and talent on the stage and off. May she rest in peace.

  • I am so shocked to hear of Judy’s death. She was a wonderful person and an exquisite singer and musician, and a tireless advocate for the music of our time. Rest in peace, Judy – we will miss you.

  • I too am shocked to hear that Judy has died. We were colleagues and friends for years in Boston. She was an amazing musician and so wonderful to work with. I missed her a lot after she went to Cornell and even though I saw her rarely, I knew that she was alive and in the world. And now not and that is so sad. Requiescat in pace, Judy.

  • How sad to have lost such a wonderful singer and teacher! She lived in my building in Jk.Hts.,NY. but I did not know her well. my condolences, Sincerely, Kathy

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