Applause for the accompanist

Died: Tehmie Noshir Gazdar, 92, reputed piano accompanist for visiting musicians and dedicated piano teacher; on March 22, 2020 in Bombay. "She was one of the most wonderful accompanists to watch and learn from… I remember gazing enthralled at her at the piano rather than watching the soloist. After every concert I would rush backstage to get her autograph on my program. Always hers first, before the soloist,” recalled Ferieda Havewala (née Postwalla), founder of Cantabile, an institute for music and drama and Poona’s local representative for the Trinity College, London. At western classical music concerts organized by the Time and Talents......

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