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Ruth Breton, American violinist. member of the board of govs.


Breton, Ruth was born on December 5, 1902 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Oliver Martin and Meta Alfreda (Hursh) Jones.


Educational public schools, Louisville, Kentucky, and Louisville Collegiate School. Began study of violin with father at age of 5, later under Charles Letzler, Louisville. 1 year with Franz Kneisel and at New York Institute Musical Art.

5 years with Leopold Auer, in New York and Chicago.


1 daughter, Ruth Gilmore. First public appearance at age of 7. New York debut in recital, 1924.

Has appeared as soloist with New York Philharmonic Orchestra, 1924. Has appeared as soloist with New York Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and other orchestras. Played at 1st annual concert of America music by American Artists, presented by American Acaad.

Artists and Letters, Carnegie Hall, New York, April 22, 1926. European debut, London and Berlin, 1926. Played in Havana, 1928, Jamaica and Port-au-Prince, 1937.

Elected member of the board of Governors American Guild of Musical Artists, 1937. Home: Georgetown, Connecticut.


Member of the board of govs.


Married Richard G. Knott, of Louisville, May 17, 1919.

Oliver Martin Jones

Meta Alfreda (Hursh) Jones

Richard G. Knott