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William Kroll Edit Profile

violinist.

William Kroll, American violinist. Recipient Collidge medal Library of Congress, 1942. Member Musicians Guild (co-founder 1947).; Club: Bohemians (New York City).

Background

Kroll, William was born on January 30, 1901 in New York City. Son of Adolph and Fanny (Braham) Kroll.

Education

Student Royal Academy, Berlin, Germany, 1911-1914. Graduate with highest honors Institute Museum Art, New York City, 1917-1922.

Career

1 daughter, Barbara. Debut in New York City, 1915. Violinist with Elshuco Trio, 1923-1929. 1st violinist with Coolidge Quartet, 1935-1945.

Founder Kroll Quartet, 1945. Teacher violin and chamber music Mannes College Music, New York City, 1943-1976, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, 1947-1965. Chamber music Tanglewood, Berkshire Music Center, from 1949.

Head string department Cleveland Conservatory Music, 1965-1968. Professor violin Queens College, 1969-1976. Teaching associate in music Boston University, 1977-1980.

Soloist with orchs., United States, Europe. Soloist with National Symphony Orchestra, White House, 1966.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer violin and chamber music.

Membership

Member Musicians Guild (co-founder 1947). Club: Bohemians (New York City).

Connections

Married Pearl Friedman, June 7, 1922.

father:
Adolph Kroll

mother:
Fanny (Braham) Kroll

spouse:
Pearl Friedman