Joseph Szigeti

Joseph Szigeti
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Joseph Szigeti
Music: South side of the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Musician
Born Sept. 5, 1892 in Budapest, Hungary
Died Feb. 19, 1973 in Lucerne, Switzerland

Joseph Szigeti was a Hungarian violinist who appeared as a soloist with almost every major symphony orchestra.

Born in Budapest, Szigeti gave his first concert at age 13 and moved to Switzerland as a young man.

He was a professor at the Geneva Conservatoire from 1917 to 1924.

Before World War II, he went to Los Angeles, where he was featured as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and appeared in concert recitals frequently until he retired in 1960 and moved to Montreux, Switzerland.

He died at age 80.

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