Michel Penha

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Michel Penha
Michel Penha in 1916.jpg
Penha in 1916
Born(1888-12-14)December 14, 1888
DiedFebruary 10, 1982(1982-02-10) (aged 93)
Other namesMichael Penha

Michel Penha (December 14, 1888 – February 10, 1982) was a cellist.[1] He played with the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1920 to 1925.[2]

He was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to Maurice Penha, He graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatoire in 1905. He studied music under Isaac Mossel and Hugo Becker. He migrated to New York City in 1909.[2]

He never married. He died in Los Angeles, California, at age 93.[2]


  1. ^ "Michel Penha, Cellist, Plays" (PDF). New York Times. April 25, 1920. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  2. ^ a b c "Principal Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra". Retrieved 2015-01-20.