Zimbalist, Efrem Alexandrovich

Born: Apr 01, 1889 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 95 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Violinist


1889 - Born in Russia; birth of an American composer and violinist

 

1901-1907 - began studying violin with his father and later studied with Leopold Auer in Saint Petersburg

 

1907 - had his European debut in Berlin

 

1911 - immigrated to US

- American debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

1941-1961 - director of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia

 

1914 - 2nd husband of Alma Gluck

 

1923 - became father of Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

 

1934 - 2nd husband of Mary Louise Curtis Bok

 

1936 - was known best for his American Rhapsody for Orchestra

 

1985 - died on February 22

 

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