The Peabody Institute is saddened to hear of the passing of Victor Danchenko, the internationally renowned violinist and pedagogue who served on our Conservatory faculty from 1992 until his retirement in 2016. His students, many of whom have gone on to successful performing and teaching careers of their own, remember Danchenko as a transformative teacher, focused on artistry. At Peabody and in his teaching posts and masterclasses throughout the world, he helped young artists become confident professionals. In his performing career, Danchenko’s numerous awards included the gold medal in the Soviet National Competition and the Ysaye Gold Medal. We are grateful for his many contributions to Peabody and the world of music, and extend our condolences to his wife, Nina, his sister, Vera, and his extended family and loved ones.