Rosa Briceño Ortiz, director of orchestras, pianist and doctoral student in education, died Tuesday due to leukemia that had been diagnosed earlier this year.
"Bandico World in Latin America in the mourning of this painful retreat. Irremediable in our hearts," said José Ángel Viña, musicologist and Venezuelan writer.
The director of orchestras underwent acute brain surgery in March after losing consciousness due to brain edema.
Briceño asked for financial help to get medication and continue his treatment.
We are sorry to report the death of the conductor, concert band and pianist, teacher Rosa Briceño.
Peace on her remnants. pic.twitter.com/48RHa76EPi
̵1; Venezuelan writer (@AutoresVzlanos) May 30, 2018
From Caracas Marcial Band, we extend our deepest condolences to family members and friends musicians for the physical departure of the teacher Rosa Briceño, the first woman who led our orchestra group between 1995-2002. pic.twitter.com/FqzdtkYVFN
– BandaMarcialCaracas (@BandaMarcialCcs) May 30, 2018
Fly high Rosita (Rosa Briceño Ortiz), a lot of light for your soul when you get home, to God's heart ! pic.twitter.com/KPndWm5H2d
– Roselia RosaLunar (@RosaLunar) May 29, 2018
Thank you teacher Rosa Briceño Ortíz it was a great blessing to know her and feel the passion she always told for music!
– Juanfer Gutiérrez (@juanfermusik) May 30, 2018