We are saddened to learn of the death today in a Houston hospital of Vagram Saradjian, an outstanding cellist and teacher. He had been suffering from leukaemia.
A Tchaikovsky Competition winner in 1970, he enjoyed an extensive international solo career.
He taught in the US at Oberlin Conservatory, Connecticut College, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY, NY) and elsewhere. Latterly he was Professor of Violoncello at the University of Houston.