Olga Samaroff

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Birthday
8, 1880
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 17, 1948 (67)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1880
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 17, 1948 (67)

About

Acclaimed musician who self-produced her 1905 New York debut at Carnegie Hall, becoming the first woman to do this.

Before Fame

She went to Europe to study piano after determining that there weren't any great piano teachers in the United States at the time.

Trivia

Her performing career was irreparably hindered after she suffered a shoulder injury in 1925. She went on to become a critic, teacher, writer, and guest lecturer.

Family Life

Her family's business was completely devastated by the 1900 Galveston hurricane.

Associated With

She was in her time more famous than her husband Leopold Stokowski, whom she discovered when he was serving as a church organist at New York's St. Bartholomew's. They would divorce in 1923.