Ex-students are reporting the death yesterday of Martin Canin, 89, who spent more than half a century at Juilliard, first as assistant to his own teacher Rosina Lhévinne and on the faculty from 1976 to 2016.
He also taught at Stony Brook University and the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
Min Kwon writes: Today was a devastating day for me. I lost my beloved teacher Martin Canin at Juilliard, where he had been a stellar, powerhouse teacher for 50 years until his retirement in 2016.
During my 5 years as his student (MM, DMA), I learned much, while always struggling to do better. Over the ensuing 19 years, I kept in contact. I would go to play for him. He would come to cheer me on in my and my students’ concerts. His wife Fiorella and my husband Len would often join us for dinners too. Mr. Canin graciously served as faculty of CME Festivals and also taught many of my doctoral students as my sabbatical replacement at Rutgers.