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violinist

Alexander Bloch, American violinist.

Background

Bloch, Alexander was born on July 11, 1881 in Selma, Alabama, United States. Son of Edward and Elizabeth L. (Long) Bloch.

Education

Student at Columbia University, 1897-1898. Studied violin with Edward Herrmann (New York City), O. Sevcik (Vienna, Austria), Leopold Auer (Petrograd).

Career

After completing studies under Auer took position as concert master and soloist with symphony orchestra, at Tiflis, in the Caucasus, 1912. Returned to New York, 1913. Assistant to Professor Auer since his arrival in America.

Formerly head of violin department, Washington, District of Columbia, College of Music. Has appeared as soloist in leading cities of the East. Conductor of The Alliance Symphony Orchestra.

Author: Principles and Practice of Bowing, 1916. Scale Studies in Double-Stops, 1918. Finger-Strengthening Exercises, 1919.

How to Practice, 1923. Home: New York, New York Deceased.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Principles and Practice of Bowing, 1916. Scale Studies in Double-Stops, 1918. Finger-Strengthening Exercises, 1919.

      How to Practice, 1923.

Connections

Married Blanche Bloch (cousin), November 1, 1914. Children: Alan, Janet.

father:
Edward Bloch

mother:
Elizabeth L. (Long) Bloch

spouse:
Blanche Bloch

children:
Alan Bloch

Janet Bloch