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MARIE HALL - VIOLINIST

Autographed Alfred Ellis & Walery of London cabinet photograph of the British violinist playing her violin.

Hall (1884-1956) was a British violinist of International fame.  She initially played as a child prodigy with her Father a harpist in Carl Rosa’s opera orchestra in small recitals.  Her first real teacher was Max Mossel a concert violinist living in Birmingham, with whom she spent a year.  She was recommended by friends to August Wilhelmj who wanted to adopt her, but she was afraid of his dogs, so that situation did not last very long.  She was then introduced to Jan Kubelik who sent her to his teacher Ottokar Sevcik in Prague, where she finally found a teacher who improved her technique.  She was with Sevcik for 5 months, practicing 10 hours per day.  Her lessons Sevcik described as small concerts.  Her professional debut was in Prague in 1902.  She then studied in London with Johann Kruse and received guidance and lessons from Edward Elgar.  She gave a universally applauded concert in London in 1903 which led to an engagement in New York in 1905 and Australia in 1907. Edward Elgar made the first recording of his Violin Concerto with Hall as soloist in 1916.  He conducted a small orchestra.  Ralph Vaughan Williams consulted with her on his “Lark Ascending” which he dedicated to her.  Hall played throughout the World until 1955, often later with her daughter as accompanist.  Hall made a large number of recordings which are prized by collectors of 78 rpm violinist records.

 

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