Brosa, Antonio, Spanish violinist; b. Canonja, Tarragona, June 27, 1894; d. Barcelona, March 26, 1979. He studied in Barcelona and Brussels, and then went to London, where he founded the Brosa String Quartet in 1925. After making tours of Europe and the U.S. with it until 1938, he concentrated on a career as a soloist. He lived in the U.S. during World War II, returning to Europe in 1946. He was the soloist in the premiere of Britten’s Violin Concerto in N.Y. on March 28, 1940.
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