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musician , poet

Evelyn Brill Stark, poet, musician. Recipient 1st prize poetry award Altrusa International Middletown, Connecticut, 1997-1998; named Poet Laureate of Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society, 1998; named to International Poetry Hall of Fame, 1998. Donated 3 violins (Amati, Carcassi, Gragnani) to the Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1974, 80, 97. Member International Society Poets.

Background

Stark, Evelyn Brill was born on September 12, 1913 in New York City. Daughter of Henry Brill and Rae Hessberg.

Education

Bachelor, Barnard College, 1933. Artist student of Edouard Dethier, Juilliard School Music, 1940.

Career

Board directors, violinist National Foundation Museum Therapy, New York City, 1940-1950. Violinist American Red Cross Hospital Music Unit, 1950-1970, Hospital Music Unit, Protestant Council Churches, New York City, 1950-1970. Board directors, violinist Music Therapy Center, 1960-1980.

Founder, sponsor Nora Hellen Music Friends, 1970-1980. Retired, 1980.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: My Search for the Infinite, 2002. Member editorial board Music Journal, 1969-1970. Recorded tapes with original programs.

      Author: (poetry) Never Apart, 1992, 2003. (autobiography) Life is a Poem, 1999. Dramatic presentations of Life is a Poem, Hartford, Connecticut, 2000, Essex, Connecticut, 2000, Brooklyn, Connecticut, East Haddam, Connecticut, Middleton, Connecticut.

      Performer (record) All About the Violin, 1969. (Civil Defense) Journey of a Soul in Music via the Infinite Way, 2003. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Author numerous poems.

Membership

Donated 3 violins (Amati, Carcassi, Gragnani) to the Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1974, 80, 97. Member International Society Poets.

Connections

Married Morton W. Stark, April 27, 1933. 1 child, Henry.

father:
Henry Brill

mother:
Rae Hessberg

spouse:
Morton W. Stark

child:
Henry Stark