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Efrem Kurtz (Conductor)

Born: 7th November 1900, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Died: 27th June 1995, London

Nationality: Russian

Efrem Kurtz was a Russian conductor.

Kurtz was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He studied at the Saint Petersburg conservatory with Alexander Glazunov and Nikolai Tcherepnin, among others. He later studied in Riga, Berlin and in Leipzig, in the last city as a pupil of Arthur Nikisch.

Kurtz made his conducting debut when he substituted for an ill Nikisch to accompany the dancer Isadora Duncan on tour.

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