Roman Totenberg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Roman Totenberg

Polish-American musician

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1911

Place of Birth: Łódź, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 08-May-2012

Profession: musician, violinist, university teacher, music pedagogue

Nationality: United States, Poland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Roman Totenberg

  • Roman Totenberg (1 January 1911 – 8 May 2012) was a Polish-American violinist and educator.
  • A child prodigy, he lived in Poland, Moscow, Berlin, and Paris, before formally immigrating to the U.S.
  • in 1938, at age 27.
  • He performed and taught nationally and internationally throughout his life.One of Totenberg's favorite instruments was the Ames Stradivarius, which was stolen from his office in the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts after a concert in May 1980.
  • The instrument was recovered and returned to Totenberg's daughters on August 6, 2015.

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