Scott M. Ligocki

LigockiScott Michael Ligocki, age 51, passed away on September 28, 2015, in Seattle. He is survived by his parents, Llewellyn Ligocki and Martha Ligocki, and sister Melanie Ligocki. Born in Martinsville, IN, Scott graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with a B.M. in viola performance, studying under Michael Tree and Karen Tuttle. Scott was principal violist for Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. He also performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and many other orchestras, chamber music groups and recording studios. He was also a dedicated teacher of the viola and violin. In addition, he served on the faculty of the Max Aronoff Viola Institute. Scott enjoyed meditation in his spare time. A Celebration of Life for Scott will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2015, at Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle, WA 98144. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to the Max Aronoff Viola Institute. Arrangements by Barton Family Funeral Service, 14000Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133.

17 Responses to “Scott M. Ligocki”

  • Kenneth says:

    Thank you Scott, I wrap my arms around you with universal love!

  • George Ligocki says:

    From the Aussie Ligocki Clan,
    Our heart felt condolences to Lew and Marti at the sad passing of their son Scott. Here in Australia we can only marvel and listen to his online published recordings and various Youtube postings (recently added by his friends). His music touched so many. There was a naturalness and flow to to every stroke of his bow. With his music he left his mark upon this world. I’ll let that music dwell in my heart and he’ll not be forgotten.
    Farewell Scott.
    George, Kim, Michael and Jason Ligocki

  • Terry Hsu says:

    RIP Scott. You will be greatly missed.

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  • Marko Velikonja says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Scott’s much too early death. Although I haven’t seen him in many years, I have great memories of playing with him in the Seattle Youth Symphony, Marrowstone and Olympic Music Camp in the mid-1980s. A wonderful musician and a very nice person.

  • Trella Hastings says:

    Gone far too soon! He was a friend to all, fantastic musician, teacher, mentor, etc. He was very popular at the Olympic Youth Music camps, sponsored by Thalia. My kids (Nation children) all loved him. He was kind to everyone. He has truly left a hole in everyones hearts! Heaven is a better place now with his lovely music.
    ~Trella Hastings

  • Tony Veliz says:

    I knew Scott for just a short while. He was gentle and genuine. He left an impression on me of loving your work and dedicating yourself, discipline met goals he imparted. I wish I had know him longer. A sweet soul, a gentleman.

  • Jackie Sorensen says:

    Marti and Lew: I do not know your son, but can see that he was a remarkable person with wonderful talent. I can’t even imagine how tough it is to lose a son. And he has wonderful, loving, kind parents who will be able to handle the loss with loving grace.

  • Ron and Jane Paige says:

    What a tragic and sudden loss to his family, the music world and all who were blessed to his his music. We will always remember his quartet playing at Eric and Linda’s wedding.
    His talent was taken from the world too soon.

  • Ricardo Small says:

    Lew & Marti, my deepest sympathy for your sad loss. You are fortunate you have such a wonderful son. He will live in your memories. My apologies for not attending his Celebration of Life. My thoughts are and will be with you. I hope you both will be in Tucson for a lunch or dinner during the winter. See you there.

  • Ken Wright says:

    You have touched many of us with your kind spirit and beautiful music making. You will always be sadly missed, but fondly remembered. I am proud that I had you as a friend.

  • Philip Nation says:

    I was so shocked to learn of Scott’s early passing… I think that a great many of us had come to take his warm and familiar presence for granted. Aside from his incredible musical talent, unique humor and creative intellect, he was always a very real and sensitive friend. Scott will forever be a part of my oldest and very best memories. Goodbye, my friend.

  • Stayne Hoff says:

    I regret not keeping up with Scott, it’s probably been at least 10 years. He was always a kind soul, a gifted musician, and a sharp mind. I thought I was an avid reader until I saw his vast book collection in high school. What sad news to hear today.

  • Debra Zadinsky says:

    At the time of Scott’s death, all of my students had the name “Ligocki” on their assignment sheets, working on his exercises for shifting and string crossings. Besides his genuine kindness, intelligence and love of music, he leaves behind a legacy as a thoughtful and wonderful teacher. I am sorry to have to miss his celebration of life on Saturday.

  • MaryJoy Lopez says:

    Scott taught my daughter viola when she was a child/adolescent. We are so sorry to learn of his early passing. We have fond memories of his talent and patience. He was a very special man.

  • Paul Cortese says:

    Scott was my best friend from the moment that we met at the Curtis Institute in 1984.We had a special friendship, very closely related to music, but we spoke about everything and anything, and met up once just to go trout fishing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the Pyrenees of Spain,in Barcelona, and in Canada to exchange violas. He was always so kind. I am glad that a recording was used of his Curtis recital where we played Bartók duos together. I was there in spirit. Lots of hugs to the family. You will be sorely missed, Scott.

  • Noel McGinn and Eulalia Sotelo says:

    Scott mentored our daughter Olivia. She was always impressed with his intelligence, kindness, and passion for the viola. She absolutely loves the viola and in Scott she had a kindred spirit. It is difficult to describe the impact that has had on her continued love for music.

    We are so thankful for our brief time with him, he will be missed.

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