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Gabriella Lengyel

Musical talent since her early youth. At age 5 she began her musical training at the “Franz Liszt” Academy of Music in Budapest with Nandor [Ferdinand] Zsolt. At 15 she concluded there all courses with distinction and obtained the violin Diploma, continuing later her studies with Jenő [Eugen] Hubay and Ede [Edouard] Zathureczky. She reached her first international success at the 1937 Violin Competition in Vienna, followed by concerts in Austria, Italy, France, Holland, the Baltic States and Yugoslavia; however, she could not satisfy the repeated invitations from these countries, and also Portugal and Spain, because of the declarations of war. During her career, she played as a soloist with the London Philharmonic, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Hague Symphony, under Ernest Ansermet, Ferenc Fricsay, Eduard van Beinum, Victor Desarzens, Eugen Jochum, André Girard, Constantin Silvestri, Georg Solti, George Enescu, Pablo Casals, Willem Mengelberg, Karl Münchinger and Bernhard Paumgartner

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Gabriella Lengyel