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Born December 20, 1903 in Sopron, Hungary, JŠnos Scholz was a fifth-generation violoncellist in a musical family. He began his study of the cello as a child, but received his first degree in agronomy from the Royal Hungarian College of Agriculture in order to please his mother. Scholz then resumed his musical studies and obtained his diploma from the Royal Hungarian Academy of Music in Budapest, where one of his teachers was Ernst von Dohnanyi. After graduating from the Academy, Scholz became first cellist of the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. He later played with the Budapest Opera and various chamber music groups, and gave solo recitals in Hungary, Austria, Italy, France and England. In 1932, he joined the Roth Quartet, which toured widely. When the group arrived in the United States in 1933, the rise of Fascism in Europe led its members to obtain U.S. citizenship, and Scholz took up residence in Manhattan. According to Scholz, he arrived in this country with nothing but "a suitcase and a cello".

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This cellist was posted by Karel and last edited on 27 November 2003 at 4:09:57 PM.