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Francis Macmillen, American violinist. awarded 1st prize “With greatest distinction” and Var Hol cash prize, Brussels Royal Conservatory, at the age of sixteen yrs.

Background

Macmillen, Francis was born on October 14, 1885 in Marietta, Ohio, United States. Son of Samuel Melvin and Ella Iiams (Hill) Macmillen.

Education

At age of 7 became student Chicago College of Music. Later studied in Berlin, Brussels, St. Petersburg, under Joachim, Cesar Thomson, Flesch, Aller, and others. Was awarded 1st prize “With greatest distinction” and Var Hol cash prize, Brussels Royal Conservatory, at the age of sixteen years.

Career

Made his first professional appearance in Brussels, 1903. Sucessfully toured England, Belgium, France and Germany. Debut in America in Carnegie Hall, New York, December 7, 1906.

Made many tours of principal cities of America, playing with leading orchestras. Has appeared in all prominent cities of Europe. Toured Poland in the spring of 1930, and the autumn of 1931.

Also toured Germany and France, 1930-1931. Was greeted by 5,000 people at his “home coming,” Marietta, Ohio, January 23, 1907. Enlisted in American Expeditionary Force, December 1917.

Second in command Lieutenant. Served 18 months in France in corps of interpreters. Cited by General Pershing for “meritorious and conspicuous service”.

Promoted First lieutenant and was assistant provost marshal Base 6, headquarters Marseilles.*.

Connections

Married Lillian More, June 19, 1923.

father:
Samuel Melvin Macmillen

mother:
Ella Iiams (Hill) Macmillen

spouse:
Lillian More