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Ethel Stark, 1910-2012

Ethel Stark, 1910-2012

Ethel Stark, violinist, conductor, musical pioneer and teacher, passed away on February 16, 2012.  Stark was born in Montreal on August 25, 1910. She was a laureat of the Quebec Academy of Music, recipient of the Curtis diploma, fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the recipient of an honourary degree (LLD) from Concordia University, Montreal.  In 1934 Ethel Stark became the first Canadian woman to perform as soloist in a broadcasted program across the USA.  In 1940 she founded the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra, [...]