Outstanding Israeli violinist dies at 52

The string world has been shocked by the sudden death of Yehonatan Berick, a 1993 Naumburg finalist and sought-after teacher at the universities of Michigan and Ottawa. No cause of death has been disclosed.

Originally from Holon, he was spotted by Isaac Stern and studied with Dorothy DeLay. Living in Ottawa, for the past decade he played in the AYR Trio with Angela Park (piano) and Rachel Mercer (cello).

May his memory be blessed.