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Lierhammer, Theodor

Lierhammer, Theodor, Austrian baritone and teacher; b. Lemberg, Nov. 18, 1866; d. Vienna, Jan. 6, 1937. He was a practicing physician when he began to study singing with Ress in Vienna, Carafa in Milan, and Stockhausen in Frankfurt am Main. He made his debut at Vienna in 1894 in a concert with Fritz Kreisler; toured Austria and Hungary (1896), Germany (1898), Russia (1899), France and England (1900), and the U.S. (1904). From 1904 to 1914 he was a prof. of singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He served as an army physician during World War I. From 1922 to 1924 he was in London as a singer and teacher; in 1924 he was named prof. of singing at the Academy of Music in Vienna; from 1932 to 1935, he taught at the Austro-American Summer Cons, in Mondsee (Salzburg). One of his American pupils was Roland Hayes.

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