Topper Aaron Pinsky is Dearly Remembered

Aaron Pinsky

We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of alum Aaron Pinsky after a battle with brain cancer. Aaron, 25, was a dedicated French Horn player who studied at New England Conservatory’s Prep School in Boston and performed twice in the Massachusetts All State Orchestra. He continued to perform as part of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra while attending Williams College, where he was also sports editor of the college’s newspaper. After graduation, Aaron worked as a Market Research Consultant for Marketing and Planning Systems in Waltham.

Aaron appeared on From the Top’s 49th show back in 2001 with his wind octet from NEC. On the episode Christopher O’Riley praised Aaron’s commanding ‘radio voice’ and played a clip of Aaron’s radio show “Any Given Wednesday” at Concord-Carlisle High School. Honor Aaron with us today and listen to his performance on our web site (he comes in at about 35 minutes in). We know he was very proud to have performed on From the Top. His wind octet was truly one of the best we’ve heard in our ten years on the air.

Our thoughts are with Aaron’s family and fiancee. You can read more about his life here.