Daily News Roundup: 8 December 2016

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  • Greg Lake, bassist, guitarist and singer of British progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer lost his fight to cancer yesterday at the age of 69. The keyboardist Keith Emerson took his own life in March 2016.

 

  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason was presented with the 1610 Amati cello he played at BBC Young Musician of the Year. The instrument is a permanent loan from Florian Leonhard workshop in London.
Sheku Kanneh-Masson and 1610 Amati cello

Sheku Kanneh-Masson and 1610 Amati cello

  • Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky announced today he was withdrawing from all coming opera engagements. The 54-year-old singer who was diagnosed with brain tumor in 2015 will continue giving concerts and recitals, and making recordings.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Photo: Richard Termine for New York Times

Dmitri Hvorostovsky – Photo: Richard Termine for New York Times

  • Violinist Amalia Hall has been named concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington in New Zealand. The 27-year-old from New Zealander will join the ensemble in May 2017.
Amalia Hall

Amalia Hall

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