Simons, Netty

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Born: 1923 (Siwe); October 26, 1913[1]

Died: 1991; (1994 - Wikipedia)

Country: New York City, U.S.A.

Studies: Juilliard, New York University

Teachers: Stefan Wolpe

Netty Simons (née Rothenberg) was an American composer as well as pianist and teacher. She was born in New York City on October 26, 1913 and received her early musical training from the Third Street Music School where she taught from 1928-1933. She studied at New York Universityfrom 1931 to 1937 where her teachers included Marion Bauerand Percy Grainger. She took off the year 1933 to study piano with Alexander Siloti. From 1938 to 1941 she was a private student of Stefan Wolpe, and the two remained close friends until the latter's death in 1972. She received an award from the Ford Foundation in 1971. NettySimons died in 1991.[2]

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