Reader Philip Miller Tate, aka MirlitronOne, sent word that Germina thereminist Barbara Buchholz has died:
I have just received the sad news that Barbara Buchholz, virtuoso thereminist, died earlier today. She was 52.
I had the pleasure of meeting her at the 2007 ‘Hands Off’ meeting. She was very friendly, helpful and encouraging and a fine multi-instrumentalist. I had long hoped to meet her again or to be able to take advantage of her teaching sessions that she ran regularly in Berlin, Sardinia and Mallorca.
My sympathy to her friends and family. RIP Barbara – I enjoyed the few hours I spent in your company.
Buchholz was not just a virtuoso player, but she also helped to bring the theremin to new audiences, appearing on the German version of ‘Got Talent’ and teaching seminars around the world on the instrument.
Above, Buchholz performs Over The Rainbow. Below, Seaweed, with projections by Pedda Borowski.