Hegar, Friedrich


Violinist and conductor of orchestra. Born at Basle; was a pupil at the Leipsic Conservatory under Hauptmann, Richter, Rietz, David and Plaidy. For a short time he was leader of the Bilse Orchestra in Warsaw. He lived awhile in Paris and London and then became director of music at Gebwiler, Alsace. Since 1863 he has lived in Zurich as a conductor of orchestra and chorus. He founded a Conservatory of Music at Zurich in 1875, became its director in 1876, and has given lessons in singing at the Canton School. The best of his compositions are an oratorio, Manassa; a violin concerto in D; and effective male choruses.