Eugene Ormandy

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Birthday
18, 1899
Birthplace
Budapest, Hungary
Death Date
Mar 12, 1985 (85)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1899
Birthplace
Budapest, Hungary
Death Date
Mar 12, 1985 (85)

About

Violin prodigy and former conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Before Fame

He studied violin at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (then called the Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music) and graduated with a Master's degree when he was 14 after being educated by violinist and composer Jenő Hubayand.

Trivia

He joined a 77-player ensemble that provided the accompaniment for the silent movies played at New York City's Capitol Theatre.

Family Life

He married Stephanie "Steffy" Goldner in 1922; the couple divorced on August 4, 1947.

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His conducting was often favorably compared to the great works of Leopold Stokowski.

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