Szymon Goldberg (1909-1993) was a violinist and conductor, who was born in Poland. He was selected as the concertmaster of Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the young age of 16 and 19, respectively. In addition, he performed as a soloist with many world-renowned orchestras and appeared as a conductor. In his latter years, he was based in Tokyo and Toyama (Tateyama Kokusai Hotel), performing and conducting in Japan. He was a lifetime musician until his sudden death in July 1993.
Goldberg’s highly valued materials including his possessions of western books, music scores, audio materials, programs and others were donated to the Center for Music Research at Tokyo University of the Arts by his family. This collection, entitled “Szymon Goldberg Collection,” is open to the public. The collection’s catalog can be viewed from Szymon Goldberg Collection Database.
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- Szymon Goldberg Collection Exhibition & Phonograph Record Concerts (November 23 – 28, 2017)Special Report Page (Japanese)
Special Reports (Japanese)
- Szymon Goldberg Exhibition at foyer of the concert hall (June 6 – July 7, 2015)Special Report Page (Japanese)
- Szymon Goldberg Collection Mini-Exhibition
Currently on the second floor of the Center for Music Research, “Mini-Exhibition of Szymon Goldberg” is being held. Panels will be interchanged periodically.
- Szymon Goldberg Collection Exhibition (August 28, 2014 – September 10, 2014)
Special Report Page (Japanese)
News and Announcements (Japanese)
- Tokyo Shimbun, Evening Edition (August 19, 2014)
- Yomiuri Shimbun, Evening Edition (August 19, 2014)
- Kita Nippon Shimbun, Morning Edition (August 22, 2014)
- Szymon Goldberg Official Site
- Violin by Giuseppe Guarneri, Cremona, ca. 1730, “Goldberg-Baron Vitta” (Library of Congress, Washington D.C.)
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