Paulena Carter, pianist and composer, was born in
San Francisco on May 6, 1930; her career as a
pianist started at age seven, and she performed
with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at age
thirteen; attended the Philadelphia Conservatory
from 1939-41; studied composition with Mary Carr
Moore in LA, CA.
Ethel Leginska, pianist, composer and conductor,
was born Ethel Liggins in Hull, England, on Apr.
13, 1886; studied at the Hoch Conservatory in
Frankfurt, in Vienna, and in Berlin; was known as
the "Paderewski of women pianists"; moved to the
US in 1913 and began composing in 1914; studied
with Bloch in 1918; retired as a pianist in 1926
to concentrate on composition and conducting;
conducted major orchestras in both Europe and the
US; founded the Boston Women's Symphony in 1924;
moved to Los Angeles in 1940; died on Feb. 26,
Louise Talma was born in Arcachon, France on Oct.
31, 1906; studied at the Institute of Musical Art
in New York, with Nadia Boulanger in
Fontainebleau, at New York University and Columbia
University; taught at Hunter College in NY;
received many awards and commissions, including
two Guggenheim Fellowships and a Koussevitsky
Foundation commission; in 1974 she became the
first woman composer elected to the National
Institute of Arts and Letters.
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