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Memorable Manitobans: Victor Feldbrill (1924-2020)

Conductor.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 4 April 1924, son of Polish Jewish immigrants Nathan Feldbrill and Helen Lederman, he was educated at the Harbord Collegiate Institute. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy, playing the violin in the Navy Show and studying part-time at the Royal Academy of Music. He was concertmaster of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 1958 to 1968 and is credited with having transformed it “into a professional musical organization.” In recognition of his contributions to Canada's music community, he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1968) and the Order of Canada (1985), and he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died on 17 June 2020.

See also:

Victor Feldbrill: Canadian Conductor Extraordinaire by Walter Pitman, 2010.

Sources:

“Tributes to Feldbrill at farewell concert,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1968, page 27.

“WSO flourished under conductor's lead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 2020, page C2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 June 2020

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