Friends are sharing news of the death of Rami Solomonow, former principal viola of the Lyric Opera and a founder of the Chicago String Quartet.
A graduate of the Rubin Academy in Tel-Aviv, Israel where his teacher was Oedoen Partos, he played in the Israel Chamber Orchestra until leaving for the US in 1973.
He taught at at DePaul University and played chamber music with practically all the big names who passed throught Chicago.
Olga Kaler writes: ‘An amazing musician, great teacher, an inspiration in all things, and one of the finest human beings one could ever dream to encounter.’
He was 68 years old.