Wicks, Camilla

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Name
Wicks, Camilla Gender: F
Camilla Dolores Wicks
born on 9 August 1928 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Long Beach, California, 33n46, 118w11
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°43' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°19 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 02°23'



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Camilla Wicks (1949)
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Biography

American violinist, one of the first female violinists to establish a major international career. Her performing career included solo appearances with leading European and American symphony orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Wicks made her name as a child prodigy, making her solo debut at age 7 with Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium. At 8, she performed Bruch's First Concerto and a year later Paganini's First Concerto. She went to study with Louis Persinger at the Juilliard School in New York City. In 1942, Persinger accompanied Wicks when she made her solo debut at age 13 with the New York Philharmonic.

Wicks married in 1951 and, at the height of her career, she retired for a few years in order to devote herself to her five children. Wicks later resumed her performing career intermittently and became a much sought-after teacher. She taught in a number of American faculties including Louisiana State University, University of Michigan, and Rice University. Wicks died on 25 November 2020 at the age of 92.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1951

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Violinist)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Classical violinist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field