Born: 1934 (Brooklyn, NY)
Violinist Gilda Muhlbauer began her violin studies with her father, Abraham Muhlbauer. She later studied with Louis Persinger and Joseph Fuchs.
Ms. Muhlbauer was named a winner in the 1953 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation competition. In addition, she was also a Leventritt Award winner. She was awarded numerous summer scholarships helping her to study at Colorado College, the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, and Marlboro Music Festival. In addition, she was a scholarship student at the School of Music, Yale University. Muhlbauer was th recipient of the Francais Prize at the Thibaud International Competittion, Hour of Music Award by the Cosmopolitan Club New York, the Music Education League Concerto Award, and the Young Artist Award of the Musicians Club NY. She appeared with symphony orchestras in the United States, France and Germany.
Excerpt from The New York Times review, February 17, 1962
Violin Recital Given by Gilda Muhlbauer
"played the Bach Solo Partita in B minor and, with the excellent assistance of David Garvey, a Vivaldi Sonata in A, Beethoven Sonata, Op. 30, No. 2 in C minor, Debussy Sonata in G minor, the DeFalla Suite Populaire Espagnole and The Ravel Tzigane. She has a small tone...but it is a tone and style with a good deal of charm. She phrases sensitively and communicates an intimate, lyric sense of the music..she had an engaging way of singing out a simple line and a lot of fundamental musicianship." E.S.
Excerpt from The New York Times review, October 31, 1973
Sweet Violin Tone by Miss Muhlbauer
"The predominant quality of Gilda Muhlbauer's violin recital Monday night in Tully Hall was lyricism-warm, singing lines backed by a sweet tone that bathed everything she played in a delicious glow...was never less than superior violin playing, sensitive and musical. Samuel Sander's accompaniments were on an equally high level."
Peter G. Davis