David Montagu

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MONTAGU--David, violinist, died on March 11, 2009 at Casa Dorinda Retirement Home, Montecito, CA. He was 85 years old. Mr. Montagu was a graduate of Julliard School of Music and studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He concertized extensively in Europe, debuted at Carnegie Hall and in the course of his career was concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony and the summer Boston Pops with Arthur Fiedler. He was also a professor of music at Oberlin College and Cornell University. He is survived by his sister Sonia Weissman of Greensboro, NC nieces and nephews.

Published in The New York Times on Mar. 19, 2009