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Sad news about Ann Kassner

It is with great sadness that we announce that Ann Kassner passed away on the afternoon of Saturday, August 12, 2017.

For more than forty years Ann was Eli Kassner’s constant companion, his beloved partner both in guitar and in life. Through their years together Ann partnered with Eli in everything — from teaching and travelling the world, to creating the world’s first international guitar festivals, to working together in the garden they loved. Hundreds of people who shared her passion for the guitar, from the world’s finest performers to students and audience members, shared Ann and Eli’s legendary hospitality in their home on Gibson Street.

Ann will be missed by innumerable friends around the world. Most of all, she will be missed by Eli, who dedicated his autobiography to “my beloved wife Ann, who has enriched my life immeasurably.”

Guitar Society of Toronto