Martin Bookspan, the renowned announcer, commentator, author, and member of the Musicians Foundation Board of Directors (1981-2009) passed away at the age of 94 on April 29, 2021. He spread the joy of music as a broadcaster for programs including Live from Lincoln Center and Live from the Met. He was also a writer and journalist with an extensive knowledge of classical music.


“Martin Bookspan served as a voice for music and musicians for over four decades as a member of the Board of Musicians Foundation.  His support of musicians and their families in times of need and crisis was generous and heartfelt.  On behalf of the Board, I send our condolences to his family and friends.  His wise counsel will be sorely missed.”  
– B. C. Vermeersch, Executive Director