Death of a New York violin guru, 59main
Family and friends are reporting the death of Joey Corpus, a sought-after teacher whose Broadway studio was equidistant between Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music.
In the car accident that killed his mother when he was 11, Joey was left paraplegic. At 15, he won a scholarship to study with Dorothy DeLay at Julliard but was unable to accept for medical reasons. Later, he went to Philadelphia to work with Jascha Brodsky.
His students include Lara St John, Wen Qian and Katherine Gowers.
The cause of death is not yet known. Our sympathies to his young family.