Kuyper, Elisabeth, Dutch conductor and composer; b. Amsterdam, Sept. 13, 1877; d. Lugano, Feb. 26, 1953. She studied with Max Bruch in Berlin. From 1908 to 1920 she taught theory at the Hochschule für Musik there. She was founder (1908) and conductor of the Berlin Tonkunstlerinnen Orch. In 1922 she led concerts of the London Women’s Sym. Orch., and in 1923 she conducted the N.Y. Women’s Sym. Orch. She settled in Lago Maggiore in Brissago. Kuyper composed a Sym., Violin Concerto, several violin sonatas, Ballade for Cello and Piano, Piano Trio, and songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire