Odnoposoff, Adolfo

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Odnoposoff, Adolfo

Odnoposoff, Adolfo, Argentine cellist and teacher, brother of Ricardo Odnoposoff; b. Buenos Aires, Feb. 22, 1917; d. Denton, Tex., March 13, 1992. He studied with Alberto Schiuma, then went to Berlin, where he took lessons with Feuermann, and to Paris, where he became a student of Diran Alexanian. He was subsequently active as a concert cellist in Palestine (1936–38), Peru (1938–40), Chile (1940–44), Havana (1944–58), and Mexico City, where he also taught at the Cons. Nacional de Música (1958–64); then was a prof. of cello and chamber music at the Cons, of Music in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1975 he became a prof. of cello at North Tex. State Univ. in Denton. Several Latin American composers (Roque Corderò, Rodolfo Halffter, Eduardo Mata, Fioro Ugarte, Antonio Tauriello, and others) wrote special works for him.

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