Victor Feldbrill

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Victor Feldbrill, OC OOnt (April 4, 1924 – June 17, 2020) was a Canadian conductor and violinist. He was born in Toronto. Feldbrill performed as a violinist in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1949 to 1956.[1] From 1958 to 1968, he was the principal conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.[2][3]

In 1967 he conducted the Toronto Philharmonia in a recording of the album Heritage, which featured music by Canadian composers.[4]

In 1969 he directed the CBC Festival Orchestra.[5]

From 1973 to 1978, he was the resident conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 1974, he founded the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and was its conductor until 1978.

Feldbrill died on June 17, 2020 in Toronto, at the age of 96.[6]

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  1. "93-year-old conductor returns to celebrate the WSO". Winnipeg Free Press, By: Holly Harris, 10/11/2017
  2. King, Betty Nygaard. "Victor Feldbrill". thecanadianencyclopedia.ca.
  3. The Canadian Music Journal. 5–6. Canadian Music Council. 1960. pp. 26–27.
  4. LP Out by Seven Canadian Writers. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 14 October 1967. p. 64. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. MusiCanada. 17–29. The Centre. 1969. p. 18.
  6. VICTOR FELDBRILL – Conductor, Violinist (Apr. 4, 1924 – June 17, 2020): Canadian Jewish Record. Retrieved June 18, 2020.