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Guilhermina Suggia

(1888—1950)


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(b Oporto, 1888; d Oporto, 1950).

Portuguese cellist. Taught as child by father. Public début at age 7. Prin. cellist of Oporto orch. at age 12. In 1904 went to Leipzig to study under Klengel. Début at Gewandhaus cond. Nikisch, followed by tours. Studied in 1906 with Casals. Resumed int. career 1912 and settled in London. Subject of highly dramatic portrait by Augustus John, 1923. Came out of retirement to play at Edinburgh Fest. 1949.

Subjects: Music.


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