Alba Rosa Vietor (1889-1979) was a distinguished concert violinist, dedicated teacher, and accomplished composer. Born and raised in Italy, Vietor demonstrated an innate musical talent at a young age. When she was eight, it was discovered that she had “perfect pitch,” and on that basis she was awarded a scholarship at the Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan. She continued to the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, where she received her advanced degree in 1905. Vietor held teaching positions at the Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires, the Masters Institute of United Arts in New York, and the Columbia School of Music in Washington, D.C. One of her best known works, Primavera Lombarda (Springtime in Lombardy), received its south Florida premiere at Festival Miami 2003 at the University of Miami.

Alba Rosa Vietor’s music has been described as engaging, poignant, potent, somber, and dramatic. With a musical career spanning more than seven decades and three continents, Ms. Vietor distinguished herself as a composer, concert violinist and teacher. Thanks to a collaboration between her son, Hendrik Vietor, and the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, her works, which range from orchestral pieces to compositions for piano, are currently being converted from their original manuscript form into a printed format known as an engraving.

The Alba Rosa Vietor Archive is housed in Weeks Music Library.

Alba Rosa Vietor Archive (Library Catalog Record)

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