Semeonova, Nedyalka

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Semeonova, Nedyalka

Semeonova, Nedyalka, Bulgarian violinist and teacher; b. Khaskovo, Dec. 2, 1901; d. Paris, March 14, 1959. A child prodigy, she studied at a very early age with her father. Following concerts in the U.S. (1913), she pursued training in Dresden with Auer, Rapoldi, and Havemann, and later with Auer in N.Y. (1921–23). Following a successful N.Y. debut in 1923, she toured throughout Europe, the U.S., India, and the Far East. In 1932 she returned to Bulgaria but continued to make tours. From 1946 she also taught violin at the Bulgarian State Cons. in Sofia.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire