Sad news: Cancer claims a brass pioneer

Sad news: Cancer claims a brass pioneer


norman lebrecht

September 24, 2017

The death is reported of Aline Nistad, long-serving principal trombone of the Oslo Philharmonic and one of the women trail-blazers on the instrument.

Aline retired from the orchestra in August 2016 after 37 years and was a sought-after teacher in many countries.


  • abbie conant says:

    Aline was a true pioneer as a woman trombonist in a major European symphony orchestra. She was beloved and respected by all who knew her. May she now take her seat in the Heavenly Phil. Thank you for your music, Aline!!!

  • Ralph Sauer says:

    So sad to hear this. I had the pleasure of being one of Aline’s teachers many years ago. She was an eager student and went on to a wonderful career. Rest in peace, dear friend.

  • Andrew Simco Former Timpanist, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra says:

    She was my colleague in the orchestra from 1983 until 1998, and remained a personal friend. A topflight musician and hard-working teacher and mentor to many young brass players. She will be missed. Rest in peace, old friend.