Death of a festival founder

Death of a festival founder


norman lebrecht

June 03, 2017

We hear from Tel Aviv that the singer Annette Celine died there this morning at the age of 78.

Annette was the daughter of the international pianist Felicja Blumenthal. She founded the Felicja Blumental piano competition in 1999 and reissued many of her mother’s recordings on the Brana label.


  • Rosana Martins says:

    I am so sorry. She was a lovely woman and very dedicated to keeping her mother’s memory alive.
    Wonderful memories of afternoons spent with the family in Monte Carlo.

  • Que descanse em paz a minha querida amiga Annette.

    Fábio Koifman – Rio de Janeiro – Brasil