100 Notable alumni of
University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig

The University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig is 427th in the world, 144th in Europe, and 23rd in Germany by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Edvard Grieg

    Photo
    Edvard Grieg
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1843-1907 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the main Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to international consciousness, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius did in Finland and Bedřich Smetana did in Bohemia.

  2. Tom Wlaschiha

    Photo
    Tom Wlaschiha
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actordub actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Thomas Wlaschiha is a German actor and voice actor. Internationally, he is known for his roles as Jaqen H'ghar in the second, fifth, and sixth seasons of the TV series Game of Thrones, as well as Sebastian Berger in the TV series Crossing Lines.

  3. Yvonne Catterfeld

    Photo
    Yvonne Catterfeld
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actorsingersongwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Yvonne Catterfeld is a German singer, actress, and television personality. Born and raised in Erfurt, Thuringia, she later moved to Leipzig to pursue her career in music. In 2000, she participated in the debut season of the singing competition series Stimme 2000, where she came in second place. Catterfeld subsequently signed a recording deal with Hansa Records, which released her debut single "Bum" in 2001. The same year, she was propelled to stardom when she was cast in a main role in the German soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten. In 2003, Catterfeld made her musical breakthrough when her fifth single, "Für dich", became an international number-one hit and produced the equally successful album Meine Welt.

  4. Ulrich Mühe

    Photo
    Ulrich Mühe
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1953-2007 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    theatrical directorstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe was a German film, television and theatre actor. He played the role of Hauptmann (Captain) Gerd Wiesler in the Oscar-winning film Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others, 2006), for which he received the gold award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, at the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards); and the Best Actor Award at the 2006 European Film Awards.

  5. Leoš Janáček

    Photo
    Leoš Janáček
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1854-1928 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistpedagogueconductormusician
    Biography

    Leoš Janáček was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style.

  6. Isaac Albéniz

    Photo
    Isaac Albéniz
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1860-1909 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    classical pianistcomposerconductorvirtuoso
    Biography

    Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual was a Spanish virtuoso pianist, composer, and conductor. He is one of the foremost composers of the Post-Romantic era who also had a significant influence on his contemporaries and younger composers. He is best known for his piano works based on Spanish folk music idioms.

  7. Petra Schmidt-Schaller

    Photo
    Petra Schmidt-Schaller
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Petra Schmidt-Schaller is a German actress. She is noted for the roles of Helene in Runaway Horse alongside Ulrich Noethen, Ulrich Tukur and Katja Riemann, and Maud Brewster in The Sea Wolf (2008 ProSieben film) alongside Thomas Kretschmann.

  8. Kurt Masur

    Photo
    Kurt Masur
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1927-2015 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    conductoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Kurt Masur was a German conductor. Called "one of the last old-style maestros", he directed many of the principal orchestras of his era. He had a long career as the Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and also served as music director of the New York Philharmonic. He left many recordings of classical music played by major orchestras. Masur is also remembered for his actions to support peaceful demonstrations in the 1989 anti-government demonstrations in Leipzig; the protests were part of the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin wall.

  9. Stephanie Stumph

    Photo
    Stephanie Stumph
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig
    Studied in 2003-2006
    Occupations
    actorstage actor
    Biography

    Stephanie Stumph is a German actress. She is the daughter of actor Wolfgang Stumph.

  10. Mirja Boes

    Photo
    Mirja Boes
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    singerstage actor
    Biography

    Mirja Boes, also known under her stage name Möhre (German for "carrot"), is a German comedian, actress, and singer. Boes produces comedic party music, and also has released tracks of spoken comedy. She has released a number of singles and has also recorded with other German musicians, as part of the 'Mallorca All-Stars'. She won the 2007 German Comedy Award as a member of the ensemble of 'Frei Schnauze' (Best Comedy Show), and the 2008 German Comedy Award (Best Comedian).

  11. Nadja Uhl

    Photo
    Nadja Uhl
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig
    Studied in 1990-1994
    Occupations
    film actorstage actordub actor
    Biography

    Nadja Uhl is a German actress.

  12. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

    Photo
    Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1875-1911 (aged 36)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig
    Studied in 1901-1902
    Occupations
    composerpainter
    Biography

    Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was a Lithuanian painter, composer and writer.

  13. Ferruccio Busoni

    Photo
    Ferruccio Busoni
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1866-1924 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductormusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Ferruccio Busoni was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and teacher. His international career and reputation led him to work closely with many of the leading musicians, artists and literary figures of his time, and he was a sought-after keyboard instructor and a teacher of composition.

  14. Arthur Sullivan

    Photo
    Arthur Sullivan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1842-1900 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    composerorganistconductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO was an English composer. He is best known for 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. His works include 24 operas, 11 major orchestral works, ten choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous church pieces, songs, and piano and chamber pieces. His hymns and songs include "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "The Lost Chord".

  15. Mykola Lysenko

    Photo
    Mykola Lysenko
    Years
    1842-1912 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistmusic pedagogueethnomusicologist
    Biography

    Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko was a Ukrainian composer, pianist, conductor and ethnomusicologist. He was also the founder of the national composer's school.

  16. Jörg Schüttauf

    Photo
    Jörg Schüttauf
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Jörg Schüttauf is a German actor. He studied at the Theaterhochschule Leipzig. Since 2002 he has starred in the Hessischer Rundfunk version of the popular television crime series Tatort.

  17. Frederick Delius

    Photo
    Frederick Delius
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1862-1934 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    composermusician
    Biography

    Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, originally Fritz Delius, was an English composer. Born in Bradford in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation. He soon neglected his managerial duties and in 1886 returned to Europe.

  18. Joseph Joachim

    Photo
    Joseph Joachim
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1831-1907 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    composerconductorconcertmastermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Joseph Joachim was a Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher who made an international career, based in Hanover and Berlin. A close collaborator of Johannes Brahms, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th century.

  19. Sebastian Krumbiegel

    Photo
    Sebastian Krumbiegel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    singeractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Sebastian Krumbiegel is a German singer and musician. He is a member of the band Die Prinzen.

  20. Gisela Uhlen

    Photo
    Gisela Uhlen
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1919-2007 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    television actorscreenwriterfilm actorstage actorfilm director
    Biography

    Gisela Uhlen was a German film actress and occasional screen writer.

  21. Ethel Smyth

    Photo
    Ethel Smyth
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1858-1944 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    composerlibrettistconductorautobiographersuffragist
    Biography

    Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, DBE was an English composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement. Her compositions include songs, works for piano, chamber music, orchestral works, choral works and operas.

  22. Peter Sodann

    Photo
    Peter Sodann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actortheatrical directortheatrical producer
    Biography

    Peter Sodann is a German actor, director and politician. He was the Left Party's nominee for the 2009 presidential election, but was not considered a serious candidate by the German media.

  23. Carl Reinecke

    Photo
    Carl Reinecke
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1824-1910 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductormusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke was a German composer, conductor, and pianist in the Middle Romantic Era.

  24. Otto Goldschmidt

    Photo
    Otto Goldschmidt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1829-1907 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Otto Moritz David Goldschmidt was a German composer, conductor and pianist, known for his piano concertos and other piano pieces. He married the "Swedish Nightingale", soprano Jenny Lind.

  25. Wilhelm Backhaus

    Photo
    Wilhelm Backhaus
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1884-1969 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagoguecomposeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Wilhelm Backhaus was a German pianist and pedagogue. He was particularly well known for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms. He was also much admired as a chamber musician.

  26. Zdeněk Fibich

    Photo
    Zdeněk Fibich
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1850-1900 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    composerpedagogueconductormusicologist
    Biography

    Zdeněk Fibich was a Czech composer of classical music. Among his compositions are chamber works (including two string quartets, a piano trio, piano quartet and a quintet for piano, strings and winds), symphonic poems, three symphonies, at least seven operas (the most famous probably Šárka and The Bride of Messina), melodramas including the substantial trilogy Hippodamia, liturgical music including a mass – a missa brevis; and a large cycle (almost 400 pieces, from the 1890s) of piano works called Moods, Impressions, and Reminiscences. The piano cycle served as a diary of sorts of his love for a piano pupil.

  27. Simone Kermes

    Photo
    Simone Kermes
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Simone Kermes is a German coloratura soprano, especially known for her virtuoso voice, suited to the opera seria genre of the Baroque and early Classical period.

  28. Ludwig Güttler

    Photo
    Ludwig Güttler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    conductoruniversity teachertrumpeter
    Biography

    Ludwig Güttler is an internationally known German virtuoso on the Baroque trumpet, the piccolo trumpet and the corno da caccia. As a conductor, he founded several ensembles including the chamber orchestra Virtuosi Saxoniae. His name is sometimes written in English as Ludwig Guttler.

  29. Adrian Boult

    Photo
    Adrian Boult
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1889-1983 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    conductorautobiographer
    Biography

    Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, CH was an English conductor. Brought up in a prosperous mercantile family, he followed musical studies in England and at Leipzig, Germany, with early conducting work in London for the Royal Opera House and Sergei Diaghilev's ballet company. His first prominent post was conductor of the City of Birmingham Orchestra in 1924. When the British Broadcasting Corporation appointed him director of music in 1930, he established the BBC Symphony Orchestra and became its chief conductor. The orchestra set standards of excellence that were rivalled in Britain only by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), founded two years later.

  30. Felix Weingartner

    Photo
    Felix Weingartner
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1863-1942 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistmusicologistwriter
    Biography

    Paul Felix Weingartner, Edler von Münzberg was an Austrian conductor, composer and pianist.

  31. Johan Svendsen

    Photo
    Johan Svendsen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1840-1911 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposeracademic musicianmusicologist
    Biography

    Johan Severin Svendsen was a Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist. Born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, he lived most his life in Copenhagen, Denmark. Svendsen's output includes two symphonies, a violin concerto, a cello concerto, and the Romance for violin, as well as a number of Norwegian Rhapsodies for orchestra. At one time Svendsen was an intimate friend of the German composer Richard Wagner.

  32. Christian Sinding

    Photo
    Christian Sinding
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1856-1941 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    composeracademic musicianmusicologist
    Biography

    Christian August Sinding was a Norwegian composer. He is best known for his lyrical work for piano, Frühlingsrauschen (Rustle of Spring, 1896). He was often compared to Edvard Grieg and regarded as his successor.

  33. Klaus Tennstedt

    Photo
    Klaus Tennstedt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1926-1998 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    conductorconcertmaster
    Biography

    Klaus Hermann Wilhelm Tennstedt was a German conductor from Merseburg. He worked with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, world-top ensembles such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and most notably the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he was closely associated and recorded many of his celebrated recordings under the EMI label, including a cycle of Mahler's 10 Symphonies. Known for his interpretation of the Austro-German repertoire, especially his sympathetic approaches towards Gustav Mahler, Tennstedt is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential conductors of the late 20th century.

  34. Hugo Riemann

    Photo
    Hugo Riemann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1849-1919 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusicologistwritermusic theorist
    Biography

    Karl Wilhelm Julius Hugo Riemann was a German music theorist and composer.

  35. Hugo Distler

    Photo
    Hugo Distler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1908-1942 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    composerconductorchoir directoruniversity teacherorganist
    Biography

    Hugo Distler was a German organist, choral conductor, teacher and composer.

  36. Cornelius Gurlitt

    Photo
    Cornelius Gurlitt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1820-1901 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    composermusic theoristmusic pedagoguepainter
    Biography

    Gustav Cornelius Gurlitt was a German composer. He was a classmate of Carl Reinecke, whose father was head of the Leipzig Conservatory. Gurlitt studied with Reinecke's father for six years. His first public appearance at the age of seventeen was well received, and he decided to go to Copenhagen to continue his studies. There he studied organ, piano, and composition under Curlander and Weyse. While in Copenhagen he became acquainted with the Danish composer Niels Gade, and they remained friends until Gade's death.

  37. Sigfrid Karg-Elert

    Photo
    Sigfrid Karg-Elert
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1877-1933 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    composerpianistorganistmusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Sigfrid Karg-Elert was a German composer in the early twentieth century, best known for his compositions for organ and harmonium.

  38. Franco Alfano

    Photo
    Franco Alfano
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1875-1954 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposermusic pedagoguewriter
    Biography

    Franco Alfano was an Italian composer and pianist, best known today for his opera Risurrezione (1904) and for having completed Puccini's opera Turandot in 1926. He had considerable success with several of his own works during his lifetime.

  39. Sergei Bortkiewicz

    Photo
    Sergei Bortkiewicz
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1877-1952 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Sergii Bortkevych was a Ukrainian Romantic composer and pianist of Polish ancestry.

  40. Götz Friedrich

    Photo
    Götz Friedrich
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1930-2000 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    theatrical director
    Biography

    Götz Friedrich was a German opera and theatre director.

  41. Hermann Levi

    Photo
    Hermann Levi
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1839-1900 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianist
    Biography

    Hermann Levi was a German Jewish orchestral conductor.

  42. Matthias Goerne

    Photo
    Matthias Goerne
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Matthias Goerne is a German baritone.

  43. Guilhermina Suggia

    Photo
    Guilhermina Suggia
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1885-1950 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Guilhermina Augusta Xavier de Medim Suggia Carteado Mena, known as Guilhermina Suggia, was a Portuguese cellist. She studied in Paris, France with Pablo Casals, and built an international reputation. She spent many years living in the United Kingdom, where she was particularly celebrated. She retired in 1939, but emerged from retirement to give concerts in Britain. Her last was in 1949, the year before her death.

  44. Georg Christoph Biller

    Photo
    Georg Christoph Biller
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    kapellmeisterchoir directorpedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Georg Christoph Biller is a German choral conductor. He conducted the Thomanerchor as the sixteenth Thomaskantor since Johann Sebastian Bach from 1992 to 2015. He is also a baritone, an academic teacher and a composer.

  45. Franz Konwitschny

    Photo
    Franz Konwitschny
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1901-1962 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    conductormusicianmusic directorpolitician
    Biography

    Franz Konwitschny was a German conductor and violist of Moravian descent.

  46. Emil von Reznicek

    Photo
    Emil von Reznicek
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1860-1945 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    composeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Emil Nikolaus Joseph, Freiherr von Reznicek was an Austrian composer of Romanian-Czech ancestry.

  47. Robert Kajanus

    Photo
    Robert Kajanus
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1856-1933 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Robert Kajanus was a Finnish conductor, composer, and teacher. In 1882, he founded the Helsinki Orchestral Society, Finland's first professional orchestra. As a conductor, he was also a notable champion and interpreter of the music of Jean Sibelius.

  48. Karl Davydov

    Photo
    Karl Davydov
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1838-1889 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposeropera singermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Karl Yulievich Davydov was a Russian cellist of great renown during his time, and described by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the "czar of cellists". He was also a composer, mainly for the cello.

  49. Eileen Joyce

    Photo
    Eileen Joyce
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1912-1991 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    pianistharpsichordist
    Biography

    Eileen Alannah Joyce CMG was an Australian pianist whose career spanned more than 30 years. She lived in England in her adult years.

  50. Felix Draeseke

    Photo
    Felix Draeseke
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1835-1913 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Felix August Bernhard Draeseke was a composer of the "New German School" admiring Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner. He wrote compositions in most forms including eight operas and stage works, four symphonies, and much vocal and chamber music.

  51. George Whitefield Chadwick

    Photo
    George Whitefield Chadwick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1854-1931 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    George Whitefield Chadwick was an American composer. Along with John Knowles Paine, Horatio Parker, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, and Edward MacDowell, he was a representative composer of what is called the Second New England School of American composers of the late 19th century—the generation before Charles Ives. Chadwick's works are influenced by the Realist movement in the arts, characterized by a down-to-earth depiction of people's lives.

  52. Karl Muck

    Photo
    Karl Muck
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1859-1940 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Karl Muck was a German-born conductor of classical music. He based his activities principally in Europe and mostly in opera. His American career comprised two stints at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He endured a public outcry in 1917 that questioned whether his loyalties lay with Germany or the United States during World War I. Though he was a Swiss citizen, he was arrested and interned in a camp in Georgia from March 1918 until August 1919. His later career included notable engagements in Hamburg and at the Bayreuth Festival.

  53. Jón Leifs

    Photo
    Jón Leifs
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1899-1968 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistwriter
    Biography

    Jón Leifs was an Icelandic composer, pianist, and conductor.

  54. Aarre Merikanto

    Photo
    Aarre Merikanto
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1893-1958 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Aarre Merikanto was a Finnish composer.

  55. Balys Dvarionas

    Photo
    Balys Dvarionas
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1904-1972 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Balys Dvarionas, 19 June [O.S. 6 June] 1904 in Liepāja — 23 August 1972 in Vilnius), was a Lithuanian composer, pianist, conductor and educator. Dvarionas first became known as a composer after World War II. His works are in a romantic vein, with roots in folk song.

  56. Rudolf Mauersberger

    Photo
    Rudolf Mauersberger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1889-1971 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    composerconductorchoir directorsinger
    Biography

    Rudolf Mauersberger was a German choral conductor and composer. His younger brother Erhard was also a conductor and composer.

  57. Jaromír Weinberger

    Photo
    Jaromír Weinberger
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1896-1967 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Jaromír Weinberger was a Bohemian born Jewish subject of the Austrian Empire, who became a naturalized American composer.

  58. Lionel Tertis

    Photo
    Lionel Tertis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1876-1975 (aged 99)
    Occupations
    violinistcomposeruniversity teacherviolistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Lionel Tertis, CBE was an English violist. He was one of the first viola players to achieve international fame and a noted teacher.

  59. Adolph L'Arronge

    Photo
    Adolph L'Arronge
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1838-1908 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    actorauthorwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Adolphe L'Arronge was a German playwright and theatre director. His best known work is the 1873 comedy play My Leopold which has been adapted into numerous films.

  60. Mihail Jora

    Photo
    Mihail Jora
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1891-1971 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    composerconductorprofessor
    Biography

    Mihail Jora was a Romanian composer, pianist, and conductor. Jora studied in Leipzig with Robert Teichmüller. From 1929 to 1962 he was a professor at the Bucharest Conservatoire. He worked from 1928 to 1933 as a director/conductor of the Bucharest Broadcasting Orchestra. In 1944 he became vice-president of the Society of Romanian Composers: however, he soon came into criticism of the new communist government being accused of formalism (see Zhdanov Doctrine). In 1953, he was rehabilitated and allowed to rejoin the Composers' Union.

  61. Salomon Jadassohn

    Photo
    Salomon Jadassohn
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1831-1902 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistconductormusic pedagoguemusic theorist
    Biography

    Salomon Jadassohn was a German pianist, composer and a renowned teacher of piano and composition at the Leipzig Conservatory.

  62. Wilhelm Kienzl

    Photo
    Wilhelm Kienzl
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1857-1941 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusicologistpianistbiographer
    Biography

    Wilhelm Kienzl was an Austrian composer.

  63. Hans Huber

    Photo
    Hans Huber
    Born in
    Switzerland Flag Switzerland
    Years
    1852-1921 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Hans Huber was a Swiss composer. Between 1894 and 1918, he composed five operas. He also wrote a set of 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 100, for piano four-hands in all major and minor keys.

  64. Georg Schumann

    Photo
    Georg Schumann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1866-1952 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Georg Alfred Schumann was a German composer and director of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin.

  65. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling

    Photo
    Karl-Heinz Kämmerling
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1930-2012 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    music pedagogueuniversity teacherpianist
    Biography

    Karl-Heinz Kämmerling was a notable German academic teacher of classical pianists, who trained pianists at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover for careers as performers and academic teachers, particularly in the early training of highly gifted students.

  66. Friedrich Gernsheim

    Photo
    Friedrich Gernsheim
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1839-1916 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Friedrich Gernsheim was a German composer, conductor and pianist.

  67. Woldemar Bargiel

    Photo
    Woldemar Bargiel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1828-1897 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Woldemar Bargiel was a German composer.

  68. Albert Coates

    Photo
    Albert Coates
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1882-1953 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Albert Coates was an English conductor and composer. Born in Saint Petersburg, where his English father was a successful businessman, he studied in Russia, England and Germany, before beginning his career as a conductor in a series of German opera houses. He was a success in England conducting Wagner at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1914, and in 1919 was appointed chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

  69. Anton Seidl

    Photo
    Anton Seidl
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1850-1898 (aged 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig
    Studied in 1870-1872
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Anton Seidl was a famous Hungarian Wagner conductor, best known for his association with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and the New York Philharmonic.

  70. Louis Persinger

    Photo
    Louis Persinger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1887-1966 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagogueconductoruniversity teacherviolinist
    Biography

    Louis Persinger was an American violinist, pianist and professor of violin. Persinger had early lessons in Colorado, appearing in public by the age of 12. His main studies were at the Leipzig Conservatory where he studied violin with Hans Becker, piano with Carl Beving, conducting with Arthur Nikisch before finishing with Eugène Ysaÿe in Brussels and then studying with Jacques Thibaud in France for two summers. Arthur Nikisch described him as ‘one of the most talented pupils the Leipzig Conservatory ever had’.

  71. Hans Sitt

    Photo
    Hans Sitt
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1850-1922 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic pedagogueuniversity teacherviolinist
    Biography

    Hans Sitt, was a Bohemian violinist, violist, teacher, and composer. During his lifetime, he was regarded as one of the foremost teachers of violin. Most of the orchestras and conservatories of Europe and North America then sported personnel who numbered among his students.

  72. Joseph Haas

    Photo
    Joseph Haas
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1879-1960 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Joseph Haas was a German late romantic composer and music teacher.

  73. Alfred Hill

    Photo
    Alfred Hill
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1869-1960 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Alfred Francis Hill CMG OBE was an Australian-New Zealand composer, conductor, and teacher.

  74. Frieda Hempel

    Photo
    Frieda Hempel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1885-1955 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Frieda Hempel was a German soprano singer in operatic and concert work who had an international career in Europe and the United States.

  75. Jonel Perlea

    Photo
    Jonel Perlea
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1900-1970 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    Ionel Perlea was a Romanian conductor particularly associated with the Italian and German opera repertories.

  76. Eyvind Alnæs

    Photo
    Eyvind Alnæs
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1872-1932 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposerconductormusicianchoir director
    Biography

    Eyvind Alnæs was a Norwegian composer, pianist, organist and choir director.

  77. Ernst Rudorff

    Photo
    Ernst Rudorff
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1840-1916 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ernst Friedrich Karl Rudorff was a German composer and music teacher, also a founder of nature protection movement.

  78. Walter Bache

    Photo
    Walter Bache
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1842-1888 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagoguepianist
    Biography

    Walter Bache was an English pianist and conductor noted for his championing the music of Franz Liszt and other music of the New German School in England. He studied privately with Liszt in Italy from 1863 to 1865, one of the few students allowed to do so, and continued to attend Liszt's master classes in Weimar, Germany regularly until 1885, even after embarking on a solo career. This period of study was unparalleled by any other student of Liszt and led to a particularly close bond between Bache and Liszt. After initial hesitation on the part of English music critics because he was a Liszt pupil, Bache was publicly embraced for his keyboard prowess, even as parts of his repertoire were questioned.

  79. Frederic Hymen Cowen

    Photo
    Frederic Hymen Cowen
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1852-1935 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianist
    Biography

    Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen, was an English composer, conductor and pianist.

  80. Ludvig Norman

    Photo
    Ludvig Norman
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1831-1885 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    pianistconductorcomposeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ludvig Norman was a Swedish composer, conductor, pianist, and music teacher. Together with Franz Berwald and Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, he ranks among the most important Swedish symphonists of the 19th century.

  81. Cornelis Dopper

    Photo
    Cornelis Dopper
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1870-1939 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig
    Studied in 1888-1890
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Cornelis 'Kees' Dopper was a Dutch composer, conductor and teacher.

  82. Felix Otto Dessoff

    Photo
    Felix Otto Dessoff
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1835-1892 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Felix Otto Dessoff was a German conductor and composer.

  83. Steffen Schleiermacher

    Photo
    Steffen Schleiermacher
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Steffen Schleiermacher is a German composer, pianist, and conductor.

  84. Xiao Youmei

    Photo
    Xiao Youmei
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1884-1940 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Xiao Youmei was a noted Chinese music educator and composer.

  85. Conrad Ansorge

    Photo
    Conrad Ansorge
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1862-1930 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Conrad Eduard Reinhold Ansorge was a German pianist, teacher and composer.

  86. Max Fiedler

    Photo
    Max Fiedler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1859-1939 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianist
    Biography

    Max Fiedler was a German conductor and composer, born August Max Fiedler in Zittau, Saxony, Germany. He was especially noted as an interpreter of Brahms.

  87. Georg Schnéevoigt

    Photo
    Georg Schnéevoigt
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1872-1947 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusic pedagoguecellist
    Biography

    Georg Lennart Schnéevoigt was a Finnish conductor and cellist, born in Vyborg, Grand Duchy of Finland, which is now in Russia, to Ernst Schnéevoigt and Rosa Willandt.

  88. Alexander Ritter

    Photo
    Alexander Ritter
    Born in
    Estonia Flag Estonia
    Years
    1833-1896 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig
    Studied in 1849-1859
    Occupations
    composerconcertmasterlibrettistconductor
    Biography

    Alexander Sascha Ritter was a German composer and violinist. He wrote two operas - Der faule Hans and Wem die Krone?, a few songs, a symphonic waltz and two symphonic fantasias. Ritter died in Munich.

  89. Joachim Stutschewsky

    Photo
    Joachim Stutschewsky
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1891-1982 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    cellistcomposermusicologist
    Biography

    Joachim-Yehoyachin Stutschewsky, was a Ukraine-born Austrian and Israeli cellist, composer, musicologist.

  90. Fritz Steinbach

    Photo
    Fritz Steinbach
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1855-1916 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Fritz Steinbach was a German conductor and composer who was particularly associated with the works of Johannes Brahms.

  91. Simon Wallfisch

    Photo
    Simon Wallfisch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    cellist
    Biography

    Simon Wallfisch is a British-German classical singer and cellist.

  92. Elena Gerhardt

    Photo
    Elena Gerhardt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1883-1961 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Elena Gerhardt was a German mezzo-soprano singer associated with the singing of German classical lieder, of which she was considered one of the great interpreters. She left Germany for good to live in London in October 1934.

  93. Louis Brassin

    Photo
    Louis Brassin
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1836-1884 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusicologistmusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Louis Brassin was a Belgian pianist, composer and music educator. He is best known now for his piano transcription of the Magic Fire Music from Wagner's Die Walküre.

  94. Marc Lavry

    Photo
    Marc Lavry
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1903-1967 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Marc Lavry was an Israeli composer and conductor. Born in Latvia and trained in Germany, Lavry immigrated to Palestine in 1936, where he was instrumental in developing the "Mediterranean School" of composition, that merged elements of Arabic and oriental Jewish music with western art music.

  95. Herman Berlinski

    Photo
    Herman Berlinski
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1910-2001 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    composerorganistconductorchoir directorpianist
    Biography

    Herman Berlinski was a German-born American composer, organist, pianist, musicologist and choir conductor.

  96. Carl Rosa

    Photo
    Carl Rosa
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1842-1889 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    impresarioconcertmasterconductor
    Biography

    Carl August Nicholas Rosa was a German-born musical impresario best remembered for founding an English opera company known as the Carl Rosa Opera Company. He started his company in 1869 together with his wife, Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa, and popularised opera in Britain and America, performing standard repertory in English, as well as operas by English composers.

  97. Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski

    Photo
    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1822-1896 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    conductormusicologistviolinistviolistdouble-bassist
    Biography

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski was a German violinist, conductor, and musicologist.

  98. Max Erdmannsdörfer

    Photo
    Max Erdmannsdörfer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1848-1905 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposeruniversity teacherpianist
    Biography

    Max Erdmannsdörfer was a German conductor, pianist and composer.

  99. Rudolf Maria Breithaupt

    Photo
    Rudolf Maria Breithaupt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1873-1945 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Rudolf Maria Breithaupt was a German composer and music educator (piano).

  100. Karol Hubert Rostworowski

    Photo
    Karol Hubert Rostworowski
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1877-1938 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    poetjournalistmusician
    Biography

    Karol Hubert Rostworowski was a Polish playwright, poet and musician, born to a family of local gentry. He is remembered for his opposition to totalitarianism and for fatalistic works inspired by Catholic morality.