Moscow mourns violin professor

Moscow mourns violin professor


norman lebrecht

September 03, 2017

The death is reported of Asya Kushner, professor of violin at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow and an internationally known teacher and jury member. She was formerly concertmaster of the Moscow State Philharmonic.


UPDATE: We also have reports of the death of the Moscow and Tokyo piano professor Elena Ashkenazy.



  • esfir ross says:

    I shock to learn about death of Elena Ashkenazy. She came to Kishinev and amazed with her brilliant performance of Prokofiev 3rd concerto at age 16. It was 1968 and she came with her beautiful mother. Than we met at other places and talk. RIP

  • Peter says:

    Do you have any further info or links about the death of Elena Ashkenazy? Thank you

  • Peter says:

    Nevermind I’ve found the info. thank you