Hans Priem-Bengrath

Hans Priem-Bengrath

Real Name:
Hans Priem-Bergrath
German violinist and conductor. His name is given on many releases as "Priem-Bengrath", but the more idiomatic-looking "Priem-Bergrath" gets more results on Google...

From Wikipedia (German):
Hans Priem-Bergrath (9 April 1925 - ) is a German violinist and conductor.

His musical training took place at the Conservatory Gregoriushaus in Aachen . His violin teacher was Max Pfeiffer. Hans Priem-Bergrath studied under Artur Rother, Herbert Ahlendorf and Wilhelm Pitz, and later worked with Sir John Barbirolli , Franco Ferrara and Herbert von Karajan.

At 20 he was in 1945, the first violinist of the Municipal Orchestra in Aachen. In 1948 he was engaged as concertmaster at the Municipal Theatre in Rheydt. From 1950 to 1980 he was deputy principal violist with the Berlin Philharmonic. In the meantime, he made his debut as Conductor in 1967. He conducted recordings and performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfonica Venezuela and the Mexican Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM.