Vladimir Orloff, Romanian-Canadian cellist and music teacher, Died at 90

Vladimir Orloff was born on May 26, 1928, and died at April 1, 2019.

He was a Romanian-Canadian cellist and music teacher.

Born in Ukraine Vladimir graduated at the Bucharest Conservatory in 1947.

In 1953 Vladimir received the first prize of the Bucharest international competition.

In 1957—1964 widely gave concerts in Romania and other countries.

Vladimir won 1st prize winner at the Bucharest International Cello Competition, before joining the Vienna Philharmonic in the mid-1960s as a principal cellist.

Vladimir also taught at the Vienna Academy and appeared as soloist with various European orchestras.

Including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Paris’s ORTF.

In 1964-1966 played in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, in 1967-1970.

Taught at the Vienna Academy of Music.

Since 1971 in Canada, in 1977 he took Canadian citizenship.

In 1971–1991 Vladimir taught at the University of Toronto.

The recordings of he from the 1950s and 1960s, including the concerts of Haydn, Schumann, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Shostakovich, Khachaturian, were reissued on three CDs in 2006.

He passed away at 90 years old.