Singer, Edmund



Celebrated Hungarian violinist and composer; born at Totis; studied at the Budapest Conservatory under Bohm and Ellinger, then with Ridley Kohne, and later at the Paris Conservatory, where he appeared in concerts. He traveled as a violinist in Hungary, Germany and France and in 1846 he was appointed solo violinist at the Budapest Theatre. He was also solo violinist at the court of Weimar and professor at Stuttgart, and appeared with success at the Gewandhaus, Leipsic. He was a brilliant concert violinist and a good teacher. He composed Adieux a la Patrie; La Sentimentale, a capriceetude; La Carnaval Hongroise for violin and orchestra; many violin pieces, including transcriptions of Field's nocturnes; fantasies and airs varies.