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The Curtis Institute of Music mourns the passing of the distinguished cellist Lynn Harrell (’63)

Lynn Harrell (Cello '63)The Curtis Institute of Music mourns the passing of the distinguished cellist Lynn Harrell (’63), who died on April 27 at age 76. Mr. Harrell, who won a position playing in the Cleveland Orchestra while still a Curtis student, was that orchestra’s principal cellist from 1964 to 1971. He then embarked on an international solo and chamber music career, making more than 20 recordings and performing with virtually every major orchestra and conductor in the U.S. and Europe. Among his many teaching commitments was an appointment to the Curtis cello faculty in the 2001–02 school year. Curtis extends heartfelt condolences to Mr. Harrell’s family and friends

Read NPR Music’s obituary here.