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Eugene Ormandy

Eugene Ormandy (conductor; born November 18, 1899 Budapest, Hungary; died March 12, 1985) Eugene Ormandy's musical career began at a surprisingly young age. He could identify symphonies at the age of 3 and could play the violin at the age of 4. When he was 5, he became the youngest pupil in the history of the Royal Academy of Music in Budapest. By the time he was 10, he was performing for the royal family of Austria-Hungary. Ormandy's early musical experiences were made possible by his father, who wanted his son to become a world-renowned violinist.