Marshall Moss



Competition Winner

Violinist Marshall Moss was named a winner in the 1935 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation competition. At an early age, he was a scholarship winner attending the Peabody Institute and later a graduate of Juilliard. His principle teachers were Leopold Auer, Franz Kneisel, Paul Stassevitch and Hans Letz.

He later became a leader of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. In 1938, with engineer William Bartley, he developed the electrofonic (electronic) violin.

Excerpt from The New York Times review, 1932

Mashall Moss Violinist in Debut

Winner of the Naumburg Prize Gives Evidence of Gifts in Town Hall Recital: Tone Has Life and Color

True Musicianship Shown From Start of Vitall Chaconne Opening Number

"as soon as he began the 'Vitale Chaconne' communicated his true musicianship and substantial conquest of his instrument...His tone in not over-large, but it is living and it has color. His left hand technique is clean and well founded...a musical thought was propounded in a way that impressed the listener by its considered and authoritative conception" Olin Downes


1935 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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