Brant, Saul

Saul Brant. Violinist, choirmaster, teacher, b Savannah, Ga, 22 Sep 1882, d US, 1934. In Saul Brant's youth he spent eight years in Europe, studying the violin with Henri Marteau and Carl Flesch. He moved to Montreal ca 1910 and taught at McGill University. Audrey Cook, André Durieux and Ethel Stark were among his pupils. Brant took part in many chamber-music recitals with Boris Hambourg, George M. Brewer, and others. As the conductor of the Mendelssohn Choir of Montreal he directed Elijah and Messiah in April 1927. He returned to the US in 1929, settling in New York.

Saul Brant also taught his son, the composer Henry Dreyfus Brant.