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violinist

Joseph Roisman, Russian violinist. Recipient Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge medal Library of Congress, 1948; medal Government Israel, 1959.

Background

Roisman, Joseph was born on July 25, 1900 in Odessa, Russia. Son of David and Maria (Schein) Roisman.

Education

Graduate (Gold medal, Free Artist award), Odessa Conservatory, 1918. Laureat, Berlin (Germany) Conservatory Music, 1914.

Career

Came to the United States, 1930, naturalized, 1944. Concertmaster, Odessa Opera and Symphony, 1918-1922, also toured Russia in solo recitals and chamber music concerts. 1st violinist Budapest String Quartet, 1927-1968.

Concert tours United States, Australia, Indonesia, N. Africa, S.A., Europe, Japan, Israel. Professorial lecturer University of New York at Buffalo.

Connections

Married Pola Kvassay, February 13, 1925.

father:
David Roisman

mother:
Maria (Schein) Roisman

spouse:
Pola Kvassay