Italian-Spanisch violinist Felix Ayo has died at the age of 90. He was renowned as a founder of the Italian ensemble I Musici and remained their first violin soloist for sixteen years. In 1970 he formed the Quartetto Beethoven di Roma.

He has played in the most important theatres of the world: Carnegie Hall, Berliner Philharmonie, Teatro Colón, Musikverein, Teatro Real, La Scala, Sydney Opera House, Concertgebouw, and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia. As a soloist he has played with a number of important symphony orchestras.

Ayo has taught at the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia, Roma, and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and has held master classes in Canada, Australia, the USA, Denmark, Japan, Italy, Spain and Germany, as well as frequently forming part of the jury for international music competitions.

Ayo has a vast discography on Decca, EMI Classics, Dynamic and Philips.

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