James Buswell Obituary – Death: Multi-talented violinist James Buswell has passed away. He died earlier this week at the age of 74. Details surrounding his death have not been made public at this time.
Buswell was born in 1946 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He started his violin studies at the age of 5. Buswell studied with Mary Canberg, Paul Stassevich, and Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School.
In 1990, he appeared in the documentary Stations of Bach, commemorating the 325th anniversary of Bach’s birth.
Remembering #violinist James Buswell (1946-2021), who taught hundreds of students at @necmusic and @IUJSoM; performed more than 100 concerti with orchestras on five continents, and performed countless chamber recitals and concerts.
— Violinist.com (@violinist) September 29, 2021
He collaborated with many acclaimed conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, George Szell, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Andre Previn, Pierre Boulez, and Michael Tilson Thomas.
I’m sorry to learn of the passing of the great violinist James Buswell, whom I met in Turkey in 2015 at Klasik Keyifler, a festival founded by his former student Ellen Jewett.
— William Harvey (@williamrharvey) September 29, 2021