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Sandor Harmati Edit Profile

conductor , composer

Sandor Harmati, Hungarian conductor, composer. Member Beethoven Association Lecturer and writer on music.

Background

Harmati, Sandor was born on July 9, 1892 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Morris and Sophia (Frohlich) Harmati.

Education

Diploma of Professor of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Budapest, 1909.

Career

Came to the United States, 1914, naturalized citizen, 1919. Violinist, chamber musician, Letz Quartet, 1917-1920, Lenox Quartet, 1922-1925. Served as conductor Morristown (New Jersey) Symphony Orchestra, Charleston (South Carolina.) Symphony Orchestra, Woman’s Symphony Orchestra, New York, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, 1925-1933.

Director Westchester County (New York) Musical Festival. American delegate to International Society for Contemporary Music, Frankfort, Germany, 1927. Appears yearly as guest conductor with European orchestras.

Guest conductor Chautauqua, New York, summers 1928, 29.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Symphonic Poem (Pulitzer prize), 1922. String quartet, chamber music prize, Philadelphia, 1924. Incidental music for “Jeweled Tree,” 1926.

      Songs and music for violin, orchestra, etc.

Membership

Member Beethoven Association Lecturer and writer on music.

Connections

Married Ruth Sophia Tjader, June 28, 1919.

father:
Morris Harmati

mother:
Sophia (Frohlich) Harmati

spouse:
Ruth Sophia Tjader