It is with sadness that I report the passing of Tirzah Mailkoff, a long-time resident of San Miguel de Allende. I met Tirzah last summer. She and her partner lived a few doors down from my family in the same condo complex, and I was fortunate to interview her while I was there. She was 100 years old, exceptionally sharp, and had a wonderful wit. I feel honored to have known her.
Tirzah was a music and piano teacher most of her life. She is best known as the founder of the Junior Bach Festival in Berkeley, California (on the link above go to “About us” and then “Tirzah Mailkoff in her own words”).