The Hambourgs brought to Toronto many fine teachers from Europe and also recruited local instructors. The faculty was a large one. In 1914 it comprised 30 teachers of piano, 11 of voice, 8 of violin, 4 of theory, 2 each of cello, organ, flute, mandolin/banjo, and composition, and 1 each of drama, French, German, and dancing. Among notable faculty members, over the school's 40 years of activity, were Marcus Adeney, Boris Berlin, Helmut Blume, Giuseppe Carboni, Rachel Cavalho, Ernest J. Farmer, Eduardo Ferrari-Fontana, Emil Gartner, Alberto Guerrero, Clement Hambourg, Redfern Hollinshead, Eustache Horodyski, Gerald Moore, Elie Spivak, and Reginald Stewart. Branches of the conservatory, operated by associated teachers, flourished throughout the city from 1918 to the 1940s, the longest-lived (1919-43) located at 481 Roncesvalles and on Queen St E. During the 1930s some of the teachers travelled to their pupils' homes.
Author Lorna Hassell
Hausmann, E.H. 'Who remembers 194 Wellesley?' Toronto Daily Star, 6 Jan 1968
Adaskin, Harry. A Fiddler's World (Vancouver 1977)
Links to Other Sites
Hambourg family fonds
Information page for the Hambourg family fonds from the Music Archives, Library and Archives Canada.
The Canadian Hambourg Trio
See a brief history and archival photos of the The Canadian Hambourg Trio. Click on the links at the top of the page for more information. From the website for The Hambourg Conservatory.
The Brothers Hambourg
A review of Eric Koch's book "The Brothers Hambourg" from the magazine "Quill & Quire."
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