Robert Mann

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Robert Mann
Born(1920-07-19)July 19, 1920
DiedJanuary 1, 2018(2018-01-01) (aged 97)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Alma materPortland Youth Philharmonic
Juilliard School
OccupationComposer, violinist, educator
Years active1933–2018
Known forFounder of the Juilliard String Quartet

Robert Mann (July 19, 1920 – January 1, 2018) was an American violinist, composer, and conductor. He was the founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet in 1946. He was as well a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music.[1] Mann, the first violinist at Juilliard, served on the school's string quartet for over fifty years until his retirement in 1997.[2]

Mann played and performed on many instruments, including those made by Antonio Stradivari and John Young. Mann was the subject of a 2014 documentary, titled Speak the Music.[2]

Mann died at his home in Manhattan, New York on January 1, 2018 at the age of 97.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Faculty Bio: Robert Mann". Manhattan School of Music. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Genzlinger, Neil (May 1, 2014). "A Life in a String Quartet, and Beyond". The New York TImes. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  3. Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97