Maria Lidka

Violinist, born 29.5.1914 in Berlin, died December 12, 2013 in London


Biography

Having studied Violin with Max Rostal in Berlin, Maria Lidka moved to London to continue her studies with him following the untimely death of her father in 1934. Unlike many other foreign émigrés, she was lucky enough to be given a work permit which allowed her to perform as much as she wanted. Among these performances were collaborations with Peter Gellhorn, Paul Hamburger, Franz Reizenstein, Benjamin Britten, Peter Wallfisch and Michael Tippett.

In January 1939 she gave her Wigmore Hall debut with the pianist Gerald Moore, and later she performed extensively with the Czech Trio as well as being a soloist with all major British orchestras. During the 1970s she was a professor of violin at the Royal College of Music.


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