The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Auer, Leopold

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AUER, Leopold, Hungarian violinist: b. Veszprim, Hungary, 28 May 1845. His first musical training was gained in Pesth; in 1858 he studied in the Vienna Conservatory and later was a pupil of Joachim in Hanover. In 1863 he was concert master in Düsseldorf . In 1868 he was appointed soloist of the imperial orchestra in St. Petersburg, where he was professor in the conservatory. By this time he was becoming known as one of the world's greatest violin soloists. In 1895 he was raised to the rank of a hereditary noble. He is also famous as a teacher, among his pupils being Elman and Zimbalist.