Leo Schulz

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Not to be confused with Léo Stronda.

Leo Schulz (born Posen, Germany, 28 March 1865; died 1944) was an American cellist.


He was educated at Posen, and in the Royal Academic High School of Music in Berlin. He was a principal cellist in Berlin and also played for the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig from 1886 to 1889. He came to the United States in 1889, and was professor of the New England Conservatory until 1898, and a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was first cellist for the New York Philharmonic Society from 1890 to 1906, and president of the New York Tonkünstler. In the 1920s, with other musicians, he founded the Old Masters Trio. He was a professor at Yale University for a time.


  • Cello Album (two volumes)
  • Cello Classics (two volumes)
  • Cello Compositions (two volumes)

He also wrote many unpublished cello compositions, songs, orchestral overtures, cantatas, etc.


On April 12, 1885, he married Ida Bartsch in Berlin.