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