Andree Juliette Brun, a concert pianist familiar to Southland audiences in the 1950s, has died in Miami, it was learned last week.
Orlin Witcraft, an operatic tenor, said his former wife, once artist in residence at Pepperdine University, died of lung cancer March 23. She was 65 and had left Southern California for Florida several years ago.
Born in Paris, she and her sister, Alberte, were trained to be concert pianists. They grew up to play twin pianos in concert halls in Boston, New York and Miami, and Andree Brun later appeared as a solo artist at Carnegie and Alice Tully halls in New York.
She was a frequent performer locally at the Assistance League Playhouse and Pepperdine. She moved to New York and then to Miami, where she became president of the Miami Beach Concert Assn.