Lichtenberg, Leopold


Violin virtuoso; born in San Francisco, California. His first instructor was M. Beaujardin, and he played in concert at the age of eighteen. When twelve years old he was heard by Henri Wieniawski, then on a visit to this country, who invited him to be his pupil and aid on a tour through the States. Following this Lichtenberg spent six months under Lambert at Paris, then joined Wieniawski at Brussels, where he studied under him for three years. He won the first prize of honor at the national "concours" and often played before royalty. He substituted for Wieniawski on a tour through Belgium and was very successful. Returning to New York he played for a time in the Theodore Thomas Orchestra, but again went to Europe, where for three years he toured the principal cities. He then became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and later was made head of the violin faculty of the National Conservatory of New York, where he has since resided. Lichtenberg's playing places him among the best, his technique is perfect and his performance full of feeling.