Violinist Willy Hess Born On This Day in 1859 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess was born on this day in 1859 – 158 years ago

Willy Hess Birthday

German violinist Willy Hess was born on this day in 1859 – 158 years ago.

A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra.

He held teaching positions at Harvard University and the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik – with his notable students including Georg Kulenkampff, Henri Temianka, Tossy Spivakovsky and Arthur Fiedler.