Marie Soldat-Roeger

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Marie Soldat-Roeger (b. Graz (Styria), March 25, 1863, d. Graz (Styria), September 30, 1955) was a violin master and virtuoso active in orchestral and chamber music in the Vienna of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A pupil of violin master Joseph Joachim, she was born 'Marie Soldat', but in 1889 married a lawyer named Roeger.

Marie Soldat-Roeger was discovered by Brahms when she was a girl of 15; for many years she was the only woman to play his violin concerto. In 1895 she founded the celebrated, all-female Soldat-Roeger Quartet, whose viola-player was Natalie Bauer-Lechner.


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