Eugene Sir Goossens Edit Profile
Bruges Conservatoire, 1902-1903. Liverpool College of Music, 1905-1906. Royal College of Music, London, 1907-1912.
Began musical career as violinist with Queen’s Hall Orchestra, London, 1911. Served as conductor various opera companies, including Beecham Opera Company, British National Opera Company, also Covent Garden opera seasons, and guest conductor London Symphony, Philharmonic, Albert Hall and Provincial orchestras, Royal Choral Society, Diaghileff Russian Ballet, Handel Society (London). Came to the United States, 1923, as conductor Rochester (New York) Philharmonic Orchestra, continuing 8 years.
Conductor Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1931-1947, director Sydney Symphony and State Conservatorium of Music, 1947-1955. Music director Cincinnati May Festival, 1931, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41. Guest conductor symphony orchestras New York City, Minneapolis, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and others.
Created Knight Bachelor, 1955.
Club: Savage (London).
Married Dorothy Dodsworth, 1919.; married second, Janet Lewis, January 1930.; married 3d, Marjorie Fetter Foulkrod, April 18, 1946.
Children: Anne, Jane, Julia.