Antonia Brico

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Birthday
26, 1902
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Aug 3, 1989 (87)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1902
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Aug 3, 1989 (87)

About

The first female composer to conduct the New York Philharmonic. She founded the Women's String Ensemble in Denver, Colorado, after settling there in 1942.

Before Fame

She studied composition at the University of California, Berkeley. She also worked as an assistant for the director of the San Francisco Opera.

Trivia

She was featured in a documentary called "Antonia: A Portrait of a Woman" from 1974.

Family Life

She immigrated to the United States in 1908 with her foster parents. They resided in California.

Associated With

She taught Judy Collins how to play piano.