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pianist

Ernest Kaspar Hoffzimmer, German pianist.

Background

Hoffzimmer, Ernest Kaspar was born on December 14, 1877 in Cologne, Germany. Son of Peter and Gertrude (Kuerten) Hoffzimmer.

Education

Student College in Cologne, 1895-1899. Degree as Concertpianist, Cologne Cons. of Music, 1900. Student masterclass of Feruccio Buconi in Weimar and Berlin, 1900-1904.

Career

Came to the United States, 1927, naturalized, 1934. Concert pianist, European Countries, 1900-1927. Teacher, Conservatory of Music, Duesseldorf, 1901-1905.

Head, masterclass, Sterns Conservatory, Berlin, 1905-1927. Head, piano department, school of music, Indiana University, 1927-1948, now as professor emeritus. Head of piano department, Southern California School of Music and Arts, Los Angeles, since 1948.

Extension work, Indianapolis, 1927-1941. Author: Lecture on the Musical Memory, University Study, 1933. Contributor articles in German music periodicals.

Researcher in pianotechnique, which aims direct at self expression and control. Address: Pacific Art Center, Rivera Beach Club, Redondo Beach California‡.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Lecture on the Musical Memory, University Study, 1933. Contributor articles in German music periodicals. Researcher in pianotechnique, which aims direct at self expression and control.

Connections

Married Sarah Ellen Rough, June 11, 1929. Children: Sarah Christine, Willa Catherine.

father:
Peter Hoffzimmer

mother:
Gertrude (Kuerten) Hoffzimmer

spouse:
Sarah Ellen Rough

children:
Sarah Christine Hoffzimmer

Willa Catherine Hoffzimmer