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Willem Mengelberg

Willem Mengelberg

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    Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg was born March 28, 1871, in Utrecht. His early education was in his native city where he studied under the tutelage of Richard Hol, Henri Wilhelm Pertri, and Anton Averkamp. Mengelberg continued his studies with Franz Wullner and Adolf Jensen in Cologne where he earned prizes as a pianist, violinist, and conductor. In 1891, Mengelberg assumed the directorship of the Lucerne City conservatory. It would not take long for the young conductor to gar... Read more

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