Death of US concertmaster, 93

Death of US concertmaster, 93


norman lebrecht

August 03, 2018

Rebecca Lynch, assistant concertmaster for the Nashville Symphony from 1977 to her retirement, died on July 23.

A student of Oscar Shumsky’s in 1950s New York, Rebecca played with the Frank Sinatra orchestra and gets a credit on the Close to You LP.

In Nashville she co-founded a studio band, the String Machine, winning a gold record for Neil Young’s Comes a Time.


  • Bill says:

    I understand that the Close to You credit is mentioned in her obituary, but I don’t see it on my copy! That was the Hollywood String Quartet and a few non-string players.