Cancer claims noted US pianist, 42

Cancer claims noted US pianist, 42


norman lebrecht

October 03, 2019

We are saddened to learn of the death from cancer of Agnes Wan-Patterson, a Steinway Artist who won several interational competitions, toured extensively in Europe and taught at the Blair School of Music and Virginia State University.

Hong Kong born, Agnes studied at the universities of Iowa and Cincinnati. She died just short of her 43rd birthday and is survived by her father, husband and two sons.


  • Alexander Tarak says:

    My sympathies to her family.

    • Robert Groen says:

      And mine. Cancer is a sniper and we’re not anywhere near beating it. Never heard the lady play, but I”ll make a point of making her acquaintance.

  • William Davis says:

    My condolences to the family. I grieve with you

  • Gaffney Feskoe says:

    Awful news indeed. RIP.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Such a tragedy. 42 is ridiculously young. It’s always upsetting to read about these things.