Roth, Feri , Hungarian-American violinist and teacher; b. Zvolen, Czechoslovakia, July 18, 1899; d. Los Angeles, May 7, 1969. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Budapest. He organized the Budapest String Quartet (1923), with which he toured Europe; then emigrated to the U.S. and formed the Roth Quartet (1928; with Jenö Antal, Ferenc Molnar, and Janos Scholz), which made an American debut at the Pittsfield Music Festival, Sept. 21, 1928. In 1946 he was appointed prof. of violin and chamber ensemble at the Univ. of Calif, at Los Angeles, a post he held until his death.
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