Death of US composer, 67

Death of US composer, 67


norman lebrecht

April 18, 2021

The composer and pianist Andrew Violette has died of a long-lasting cancer.

A student of the modernists Elliott Carter, Roger Sessions and Otto Luening, he looked to Bach as his supreme comfort. His orchestral works include (Dawn (1988); Fanfare (1992) and Music In 6 Parts (2000).


photo: Barbbara Nitke


  • Joseph Patrych says:

    A genius pianist and composer, and a good friend and colleague for 45 years, he will be truly missed.

  • Joel Feigin says:

    Wonderful composer, wonderful friend, to the elements be free. We still have your music.