Turkish-Born Violinist Dead at 67
OXFORD, England (AP) _ Turkish-born violinist Manoug Parikian, a violin soloist, musical director and professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London for 28 years, died Thursday of a heart attack, his family said. He was 67.
Parikian led the London Philharmonia Orchestra from 1949 to 1957, the Yorkshire Sinfonia from 1976 to 1978, and was musical director of the Manchester Camerata from 1980 to 1984.
His last solo performance was at a pre-recorded tribute to master violin- maker Antonio Stradivari that was broadcast Thursday night by British Broadcasting Corp. television.
Born in Mersin, Turkey of Armenian parents, Parikian came to London to study at Trinity College of Music and remained in Britain.
Parikian is survived by his wife, Diana, and two sons.