Catherine Carver



Competition Winner

Born: 1908 (Steamboat Springs, Colorado)

Catherine Carver, pianist, was a winner of the 1933 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation competition. At the age of 3 she began taking piano lessons from her mother. When her family moved to San Francisco, she studied with Madam Sinonia Erkely. Her first public appearance was at age 7, at the Palace Hotel, performing there in 1917 and 1921. In 1921, she played Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody with the California Theatre Orchestra, and entered the Boston Conservatory to study with Hans Ebell. In 1925, she graduated from Boston and gave a recital in Jordan Hall. In the fall of 1925, she was awarded a scholarship at the Institute of Musical Art to study with Oliver Denton and later Carl Friedberg.

Ms. Carver gave her New York debut concert as a Naumburg winner in Town Hall on November 13, 1933. Her program included:

Bach-Busoni: Toccata and Fugue, d minor

Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 7

Liszt: Funerailles

Chopin: Bacarolle

Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

Strauss-Schulz-Evler: On the Beautiful Danube


1933 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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