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Frank V. Van Der Stucken Edit Profile

music director , composer

Frank V. Van Der Stucken, music director, composer. Decorated Order of Leopold and Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne, by King of Belgium.


Stucken, Frank V. Van Der was born on October 15, 1858 in Fredericksburg, Texas, United States. Son of J. Frank and Sophia (Schoenewolf) V.


Lived in Europe, 1866-1884. Studied Conservatory of Music, Antwerp, under Peter Benoit.


Conducted concert of his own compositions under protection of Franz Liszt, Weimar, November 1883. Became leader Arion Singing Society, New York, 1884, and took it on concert tour in Europe, 1892. Conducted Novelty Concerts, Steinway Hall, 1885-1886, Symphonic Concerts, Chickering Hall, 1887-1888.

First concert of America compositions, 1885, New York, American Concert, Paris Exposition, 1889. Conductor Symphony Concerts, Cincinnati, 1895-1907. Dean College of Music of Cincinnati, 1897-1901 (honorary dean).

Successor to Theodore Thomas as mus. director of Cincinnati May Festivals, 1906-1912. Conducted Wagner and Gluck festivals in Antwerp, 1920-1921, Isaye concerts, Brussels, 1921-1923. Cincinnati May Festival, 1923-1925 and 1927.


  • Other Work

    • Composer of songs, choruses, symphonic prologues, Pax Triumphans, etc.


Married Mary Vollmer, of Hildesheim, Germany, 1880. Children: Grety Lundin, Frank R., Isa Bobrik, Dirk H. Kapellmeister, Stadt Theatre, Breslau, Germany, 1881-1882.

J. Frank V.

Sophia (Schoenewolf) V.

Mary Vollmer

Grety Lundin Stucken

Frank R. Stucken

Isa Bobrik Stucken

Dirk H. Kapellmeister Stucken

Stadt Theatre Stucken

Breslau Stucken

Germany Stucken

1881-1882 Stucken