Well known Irish Violonist Hugh Maguire died on 14 June 2013. Born in 1926 he made successful studies an the Royal Academy in London. He also was tutored by George Enescu in Paris. He was concertmaster and principal player of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Following the foundation of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields by Neville Marriner in 1959, Maguire became closely associated with its work at the solo violin desk. He also was leader of the Cremona Quartet with Iona Brown (his pupil), Cecil Aronowitz and Terence Weil, of the Melos Ensemble as well as of the Allegri Quartet. He was professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and violin tutor to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

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