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violinist , violist

Boris Kroyt, Russian violinist, violist. Recipient Gustav Hollaender gold medal, medal State of Israel; Grammy and Billboard awards; honorary member Philadelphia Orchestra. Member Music library association.


Kroyt, Boris was born on June 23, 1897 in Odessa, Russia. Son of Ossip Joseph and Cecilia (Friedman) Kroyt.


Student Royal Academy (Odessa), 1906-1908. Stern’sches Konservatorium (Berlin), 1908-1912. Studied with Alex Fiedeman, Doctor Paul Yuon, Wilhelm Klatte, Wladimir Metzl.


1 daughter, Yanna Maria (Mistress Nathan H. Brandt, Junior). Came to the United States, 1936, naturalized, 1944. Concert debut Odessa Philharmonic, 1905.

Soloist, recitals European orchestras. Member Fiedeman Quartet, 1915-1918, Anbruch Quartet, 1921-1924, Kroyt Quartet, 1924-1926, Guarneri Quartet, 1926-1933. Member Budapest Quartet, 1936-1969.

In residence Library of Congress, 1938-1962, State University New York, Buffalo, 1962-1969. Concerts United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, South America, P.R., Venezuela, others. Professor violin, viola, chamber music U. Buffalo, 1962-1969.

Member Marlboro Music Festival, 1964-1969. Solo recitals, 1966-1967.


Member Music library association.


Married Sophie Blumin, July 27, 1932.

Ossip Joseph Kroyt

Cecilia (Friedman) Kroyt

Sophie Blumin