Rim Banna was born on December 8, 1966, in Nazareth and died on March 24, 2018. She was a Palestinian singer, composer, arranger, and activist. She was most known for her modern interpretations of traditional Palestinian songs and poetry. Rim graduated from Nazareth Baptist School. Rim Banna lived in Nazareth with her three children. Banna ..
José Antonio Abreu Anselmi was born on May 7, 1939, and died on March 24, 2018. He was a Venezuelan orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician. He was best known for his association with El Sistema. He was Catholic. Abreu was honored with the 2009 Latin Grammy Trustees Award, an honor given to ..
Lys Assia was born Rosa Mina Schärer on March 3, 1924, in Rupperswil, Aargau, and died on March 24, 2018. She was a Swiss singer. She won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Assia started her stage career as a dancer, but changed to singing in 1940, after successfully standing in for a female ..
Ariel Bybee was born on January 9, 1943 and died on March 20, 2018. She was a mezzo-soprano. She has had a distinguished career as a soloist, voice teacher and university opera director. Reported by Opera News (June 2000), Ariel Bybee was “a prominent mezzo at the Metropolitan Opera for eighteen seasons.” She sang over ..
Peter “Mars” Cowling was born in 1946 and died on March 20, 2018 He was an English bass guitarist, best known for his work with Canadian blues-rock guitarist Pat Travers. He was living in Grimsby for many years. During 1962, Mars formed The Syndicate with Steve Mills on vocals, Frank Singleton on lead guitar, Doug ..
Dejan Bravničar was born on October 1, 1937, in Ljubljana, and died on March 21, 2018. He was a Slovenian violinist. Dejan’s father was the composer Matija Bravničar, and his mother was the ballet dancer and teacher Gizela Bravničar. Dejan studied at the Music School in Ljubljana, as a student in the class of SL: ..
Dilbar Abdurahmonova was born on May 1, 1936, in Moscow, and died on March 20, 2018. She was a Russian-born Uzbekistani violinist and conductor. Her parents were Gulyam Abdurahmanov and Zuhra Faiziyeva, Abdurahmonova started learning the violin at the age of 10, and was a student of Mukhtar Ashrafi. She was a student at the ..
Irwin Hoffman was born on November 26, 1924, in New York and died on March 19, 2018. He was an American conductor. He studied at the Juilliard School and was a protégé of Serge Koussevitsky. Hoffman made his conducting debut at the age of seventeen with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Robin Hood Dell (now the ..
Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann was born in 1936, in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana and died on March 20, 2018. He was known as C. K. Mann. He was a Ghanaian Highlife musician and producer. Amankwaa Mann’s music career spanned over four decades; he won multiple awards for his songs. Amankwaa Mann ..
Zdeněk Mahler was born on December 7, 1928, in Batelov and died on March 17, 2018. He was a Czech writer, musicologist, pedagogue, and screenwriter. While he was a student of Faculty of Arts in Prague Mahler cooperated with the Student magazines and also with Československý rozhlas where he gets regular job after finishing his ..