Fuchs, Lillian

Lillian_FuchsLillian Fuchs, 1901–1995, United States

Violist, music educator, and composer. Born into a family of musicians, she began studying piano but continued with the violin, making her professional debut in New York in 1926, before switching to the viola. She had a distinguished career as a teacher at the Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. She made numerous recordings. Her works include a Sonata Pastorale for solo viola.