Moscow mourns violin professor

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.


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  • 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

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