ON THIS DAY | Dutch Violinist & Teacher Oskar Back Died in 1963

A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he served a 42 year teaching professorship at the Amsterdam Conservatory


Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back died on this day in 1963, aged 83.

His famed students included Alma Moodie, Herman Krebbers, Emmy Verhey, and Theo Olof.

Although he made no known recordings, Professor Back established a foundation to financially assist talented young Dutch violinists. Previous bursary recipients include Emmy Verhey and Jaap Van Zweden.