The Russian-born Norwegian pianist Natalia Strelchenko, 38, has been found battered to death in domestic premises at Newton Heath. A man, 48, has been arrested.
Natalia, who used the stage surname Strelle, had played recitals at the Wigmore Hall and the Weill Hall at Carnegie. She had management in the UK and Norway and recorded for Arena. Her website reports that she made her debut at age 12 with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.
She leaves grieving parents and a child.