Neumann, Ferdinand Wight was born on November 3, 1851 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Neumann and Berta (Heckscher) Neumann.
Educated gymnasium and college, Hamburg.
Came to the United States, 1877. At Chicago, since 1884. Originally appeared under his auspices, at Chicago, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera County, New York, Boston Grand Opera Company, also Paderewski, Josef Hofmann, Schumann-Heink, Sembrich, Kubelik, Eames, Ysaye, Elman, Calve, Melba, Nordica, Caruso and many others.