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April 28, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, has died. He was 88. Starker, who died Sunday in Bloomington, Ind., had been in terminal care for the last few weeks, according to reports from wire services. Indiana University President Michael McRobbie said Starker was "one of the greatest cellists who have ever lived" and "one of the university's true artistic giants. " Starker had played principal cello in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for five seasons during the 1950s and had been a professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 1958.
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April 30, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 88 and had been in declining health. Since 1958, Starker had been a professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The university announced his death. Starker's cello seminars attracted students from all over the world. "I personally cannot perform without teaching, and I cannot teach without performing," he told the Chicago Tribune in 1993.
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April 30, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 88 and had been in declining health. Since 1958, Starker had been a professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The university announced his death. Starker's cello seminars attracted students from all over the world. "I personally cannot perform without teaching, and I cannot teach without performing," he told the Chicago Tribune in 1993.
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April 28, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, has died. He was 88. Starker, who died Sunday in Bloomington, Ind., had been in terminal care for the last few weeks, according to reports from wire services. Indiana University President Michael McRobbie said Starker was "one of the greatest cellists who have ever lived" and "one of the university's true artistic giants. " Starker had played principal cello in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for five seasons during the 1950s and had been a professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 1958.
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October 29, 1990 | KENNETH HERMAN
Janos Starker might be described as the Zen master of the cello. The Hungarian-born cellist's austere demeanor and purity of musical line reveal a performer who has pared down his art to its absolute essentials. No grand gestures, angst-laden sighs or rapturous glances--just utter concentration and a consummately refined technique. In his taut, unhackneyed program Saturday night at Sherwood Auditorium, Starker asserted his customary authority.
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October 7, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Decisive as always, Janos Starker specifies the kind of benefit concert he will play in Santa Barbara next month. "This will be a concert, not a memorial--a time for music, not for lamenting," he says. The occasion--emphatically "not a happy one," the veteran cellist reminds us--is the recital Starker and his musical partner, pianist Shigeo Nericki, are scheduled to give in Abravanel Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Oct. 26.
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October 29, 1997 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE
A renowned cellist will give a master class at Cal Lutheran University's Samuelson Chapel on Saturday. Janos Starker, who is known throughout the world as a virtuoso performer and teacher, combines flawless technique with intense expression, organizers said. Admission is $25 for the audience, $50 for participants. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Joyce Geeting at 251-6746.
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November 24, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
In the 31 years he has been appearing here, Janos Starker seems to draw a core audience more distinguished for its makeup than its size. Musicians--especially fellow cellists--attend Starker's performances, and react happily. But the general public sometimes looks the other way when he comes to town.
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January 8, 1986 | MARC SHULGOLD
At 61, Janos Starker, a cellist and a pedagogue with few equals, seems to have a strong opinion on everything: --On the current trend of musicians-turned-conductors, one he has steadfastly resisted: "I am not dissatisfied with my cello yet. Just because someone becomes famous as an instrumentalist, they think they know more than the conductor. They are dilettantes. My biggest enemy is dilettantism. It is very widespread and I am doing my darndest to combat it."
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March 5, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the layman, musical talent can seem a gift bestowed by the gods. But a musician knows that music means an infinite amount of work. A master class gives people who might not otherwise observe the process a chance to see the kind of work that's involved. That's what happened when famed cellist Janos Starker, 74, worked with Carter Dewberry, 23, on Schumann's Cello Concerto in Founders Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
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March 5, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the layman, musical talent can seem a gift bestowed by the gods. But a musician knows that music means an infinite amount of work. A master class gives people who might not otherwise observe the process a chance to see the kind of work that's involved. That's what happened when famed cellist Janos Starker, 74, worked with Carter Dewberry, 23, on Schumann's Cello Concerto in Founders Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
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October 29, 1997 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE
A renowned cellist will give a master class at Cal Lutheran University's Samuelson Chapel on Saturday. Janos Starker, who is known throughout the world as a virtuoso performer and teacher, combines flawless technique with intense expression, organizers said. Admission is $25 for the audience, $50 for participants. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Joyce Geeting at 251-6746.
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October 29, 1990 | KENNETH HERMAN
Janos Starker might be described as the Zen master of the cello. The Hungarian-born cellist's austere demeanor and purity of musical line reveal a performer who has pared down his art to its absolute essentials. No grand gestures, angst-laden sighs or rapturous glances--just utter concentration and a consummately refined technique. In his taut, unhackneyed program Saturday night at Sherwood Auditorium, Starker asserted his customary authority.
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October 7, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Decisive as always, Janos Starker specifies the kind of benefit concert he will play in Santa Barbara next month. "This will be a concert, not a memorial--a time for music, not for lamenting," he says. The occasion--emphatically "not a happy one," the veteran cellist reminds us--is the recital Starker and his musical partner, pianist Shigeo Nericki, are scheduled to give in Abravanel Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Oct. 26.
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November 24, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
In the 31 years he has been appearing here, Janos Starker seems to draw a core audience more distinguished for its makeup than its size. Musicians--especially fellow cellists--attend Starker's performances, and react happily. But the general public sometimes looks the other way when he comes to town.
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January 8, 1986 | MARC SHULGOLD
At 61, Janos Starker, a cellist and a pedagogue with few equals, seems to have a strong opinion on everything: --On the current trend of musicians-turned-conductors, one he has steadfastly resisted: "I am not dissatisfied with my cello yet. Just because someone becomes famous as an instrumentalist, they think they know more than the conductor. They are dilettantes. My biggest enemy is dilettantism. It is very widespread and I am doing my darndest to combat it."
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October 3, 1997
The Raphael Ensemble, an English group, will perform in Beckman Auditorium at Caltech on Oct. 12 to open the Coleman Chamber Music Assn.'s 94th season of chamber music concerts in Pasadena. The season continues Nov. 2, when cellist Janos Starker is to join the Ysaye Quartet in a program of music by Haydn, Webern and Schubert. The Vermeer Quartet, with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, is to appear Feb. 8.
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December 12, 1990 | HERBERT GLASS
Janos Starker, aloof, magisterial, the great stone face of the cello, and Menahem Pressler, that most animated and passionate of pianists, proved an oddly matched pair at their Coleman Concerts recital in Beckman Auditorium at Caltech on Sunday. In an afternoon of orderly, low-key music making, Pressler consistently deferred to his partner in what should have been a melding of the disparate strengths of two commanding artists.
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