Sadness: Leading cellist falls to ovarian cancermain
The widely-known and loved Tanya Prochazka has died at 62, after a nine-year struggle with ovarian cancer.
Australian by birth, a grandaughter of the conductor Albert Coates, Tanya studied with Jacqueline du Pre and Janos Starker and played in various UK orchestras before settling in 1986 with her family in Edmonton, Canada, where she was professor at the University of Alberta and conductor of the university orchestra.
She was the twin sister of the baroque violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch.
Our condolences to her family.