- Alexander Schneider
Alexander Schneider (
October 21, 1908– February 2, 1993) was a violinist, conductor, and educator. Born in Vilna, Lithuania, he moved to the United Statesas a member of the Budapest Quartet.
Schneider was the Artistic Director of the Schneider Concerts at
The New School( New York City), from 1957 until his death. [ [http://www.newschool.edu/concerts/schneider.aspx?s=2 New School history] ] Under the auspices of the New School, Schneider and his manager, Frank Salomon, founded the "New York String Orchestra", a year-end seminar-performance for young string musicians, in 1969. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/27/arts/music/27lare.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/L/Laredo,%20Jaime A Yearly Flowering of the Young, Gifted and Unjaded] , "New York Times" article, December 27, 2004]
In addition to the Budapest Quartet, he played with a number of chamber groups, among them his own string group, and the Brandenburg Ensemble. [ [http://www.franksalomon.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=22 brief history of the Bradenberg Ensemble] ]
He received the
Kennedy Center Honorsin 1988.
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEFDB173DF937A35751C0A965958260 "New York Times" obituary, February 4, 1993]
* [http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showIndividual&entitY_id=3796&source_type=A Kennedy Center biography]
* [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,839725,00.html Time Magazine article, "Farewell to the Budapest", Jan. 10, 1969]
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