Japha, Georg Joseph


Hungarian violinist; born at Konigsberg. Studied under David and Dreyschock in the Conservatory at Leipsic, 1850 to 1853; with Edmund Singer in his native village, and at Paris with Alard. He gave concerts and performed in the Gewandhaus Orchestra from 1855 to 1857. Toured Russia the following winter; then for five years taught in Konigsberg, where he aided Jensen in establishing chamber-music concerts. He appeared successfully in London, and later settled in Cologne. There he led the Gürzenich concerts and taught at the Conservatory. He died in that city.