Yet another loss. One of my favorite oboists, Cynthia Steljes, of Quartetto Gelato, has died of cancer. This is a great loss for the the oboe community, the quartet, and, of course, especially for her family.


  1. Oh, this is very sad. Thanks for letting us know.

  2. Patricia Mitchell

    I hated passing it on, to be honest. Just such a loss.

    (Meanwhile we are still watching and waiting here … wondering when my dear dad will be called home. Man, this is so darn hard.)

  3. In light of my own family’s medical problems, I’d not paid attention to yours lately. So sorry about your dad. This week I had a glimpse of what it would be like to lose a parent. I don’t think we’ll ever be entirely ready to say goodbye to them.

    You’re in my prayers.

  4. Patricia Mitchell

    Certainly there was no reason for you to even know about our situation … so please know I wasn’t suggesting you should. 🙂

    And now dad is gone. At peace. Finally. I can celebrate his life and be thankful for him, but yes, it’s difficult to say goodbye.