Louis Persinger

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Louis Persinger

Louis Persinger (born February 11, 1887 in Rochester , Illinois , † December 31, 1966 in New York ) was an American violinist and pianist .

Louis Persinger studied at the Leipzig Conservatory before completing his training with Eugène Ysaÿe in Brussels. He became concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Opera Orchestra in Brussels, but returned to San Francisco when the First World War broke out. In 1915 he was concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and from 1916 to 1928 director of the Chamber Music Society San Francisco. In 1930 he succeeded Leopold von Auer at the Juilliard School in New York .

He was known as the teacher of the violinists Yehudi Menuhin , Guila Bustabo , Ruggiero Ricci , Isaac Stern , Camilla Wicks , Almita Vamos , Fredell Lack , Frances Magnes , Sonya Monosoff , Miriam Soloviev , Arnold Eidus and Louise Behrend .

He also accompanied Yehudi Menuhin and Ruggiero Ricci on the piano at concerts and recordings.


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