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Cornelius Van Vliet, Dutch cellist. member Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra at 15; Member Beethoven Association, Pro Musica.; Club: The Bohemians.


Vliet, Cornelius Van was born on September 1, 1889 in Rotterdam, Holland. Son of Teunis and Petronella Johanna (van Stight-Thans) Van Vliet.


Began at 6 to study violin and piano under father. Studied cello with Professor Oskar Eberle, Rotterdam, and Professor J. Mossel, Amsterdam.


Appeared as soloist in larger cities of Holland, at 12. Member Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra at 15. Became solo cellist of Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig, 1903, later with Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague, and the Kaim Orchestra, Munich.

Solo cellist Vienna Royal Opera House, 1908-1911. Came to the United States, 1912. Has played with marked approval in leading musical centers.

First cellist and soloist, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, 1919-1929. Has toured United States and Canada as soloist. First cellist Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1938-1941.

Touring United States and Canada in recital and concert. Founder New York Trio, and Van Vliet Trio. Professor music U. Colorado, 1948-1953.

Touring Mexico, Central and South American.


Member Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra at 15. Member Beethoven Association, Pro Musica. Club: The Bohemians.


Married Elsa Schmidt, January 2, 1909.

Teunis Vliet

Petronella Johanna (van Stight-Thans) Van Vliet

Elsa Schmidt