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Zimbalist, Efrem Alexandrovich

Born: 1889 AD
Died: 1985 AD
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