Lamond, Frederic A.


Concert pianist. Born in Glasgow; his brother David was his first teacher. In 1880 he became organist of the Laurieston Parish Church. He had been taking violin lessons of H. C. Cooper in Glasgow, and in 1882 he went to Frankfort and entered the Raff Conservatory, where he studied violin under Heermann, piano under Max Schwarz, and composition under Urspruch. He completed his piano studies under Liszt and von Bülow. He made a successful debut in Berlin* in 1885, soon after appearing in Vienna. His first appearance in Great Britain was in Glasgow in 1886, soon followed by recitals in London. He has played in Russia and has spent much time in Germany and London. Lamond occupies a high position among pianists, his sympathetic interpretations of Beethoven especially displaying his feeling and skill. He ranks high among composers, his works being piano-pieces, symphonies and overtures, and some music for strings.