Barkel, Charles, Swedish violinist, conductor, and teacher; b. Stugun, Feb. 6, 1898; d. Stockholm, March 7, 1973. He studied at the Stockholm Cons., the Copenhagen Cons., and with Flesch in Berlin. In 1921 he became a violinist in the Stockholm Concert Soc. Orch. and in 1928 he founded his own string quartet. From 1942 to 1954 he was conductor of the Uppsala Concert Soc. Orch. He also taught violin in Stockholm from 1926 to 1965.
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