Gary Towlen, Pianist, 45

Gary Towlen, a concert pianist and teacher, died of complications from AIDS on Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. He was 45 years old.

A native of Blue Point, L.I., Mr. Towlen studied at Columbia University and the Juilliard School and made his debut at Carnegie Recital Hall at age 12. He held affiliate-artist appointments at the University of Wisconsin Center System and at Earlham College in Indiana before moving to North Carolina, where he held a series of musician-in-residence and artist-in-residence appointments.

He is survived by a brother and sister.

(New York Times, Monday, June 28, 1988.)

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