Asian Youth Orchestra co-founder Richard Pontzious, who has died aged 76, nurtured and inspired thousands of young musicians

//Asian Youth Orchestra co-founder Richard Pontzious, who has died aged 76, nurtured and inspired thousands of young musicians

Asian Youth Orchestra co-founder Richard Pontzious, who has died aged 76, nurtured and inspired thousands of young musicians

Richard Pontzious, co-founder of the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) and dedicated nurturer of musical talent, died on Christmas Day at the age of 76.He had recently returned to Hong Kong in seemingly good health from the United States, where he had a second home, but was admitted to hospital in late September with pneumonia – the cause of his death, and not Covid-19, the orchestra said on Wednesday.Born in New York in 1944, Pontzious grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, trained to become a music…

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