Held at: Curtis Institute of Music Archives [Contact Us]1720 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Curtis Institute of Music Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Veda Reynolds was born in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1922. Coming from a musical family (her father was concertmaster of the Denver Symphony Orchestra), Veda trained at the Brussels Conservatory, in Paris with Ivan Galamian and in London with Carl Flesch. In 1938 she was accepted to the Curtis Instiute of Music where she studied under Efrem Zimbalist. Graduating in 1942, she joined the Curtis faculty (1942-1961) and became a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra where she was assistant concertmaster for the 1958-59 season. Reynolds also formed the Philadelphia String Quartet with three other members of the orchestra, but the group cut ties with the orchestra in 1966 under significant resistance from its administration. Moving across the country, the Quartet then became the quartet-in-residence of the University of Washington. In later years Reynolds taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts (1975-1977) and at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon after moving to France. Her students included Joseph Silverstein, David Harrington, Michael Tree, and William de Pasquale.
The collection is arranged into the following series: 1. Correspondence and memorabilia 2. Recordings
Donated by family members, fellow students at the Curtis Institute of Music, and former students of Veda Reynolds.
- Curtis Institute of Music Archives
- Finding Aid Author
- Barbara Benedett
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
Documentary on the violinist, Gilles Apap; filmed in Santa Barbara, California.
Donor stipulates that recordings are to be used for research purposes only, not for commercial use or reproduction.