Lea Luboshutz scrapbooks (MSS 11)

Summary Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives
Luboshutz, Lea (1885-1965)
Lea Luboshutz class yearbooks (1929-30)
MSS 11
0.1 Linear feet
The Lea Luboshutz class yearbook documents the experiences of Luboshutz’s violin students at the Curtis Institute of Music during the 1929-30 school year.

Preferred citation

Identification of specific item; date (if known); Lea Luboshutz class yearbooks (MSS 11), Box and Folder Number; Curtis Institute of Music Archives.

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Biographical note

Renowned concert violinist Lea Luboshutz was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1885.  A child prodigy, she studied with such esteemed violinists as Emil Mlynarski and Eugene Ysaye before leaving the Ukraine in 1921.  She toured in Russia and Europe as a soloist and member of the Luboshutz Trio (with her brother Pierre, a pianist, and sister Anna, a cellist), as well as with pianist Josef Hofmann from 1924.  Three years later, after settling in the United States, Luboschutz was appointed to the violin faculty at the Curtis Institute by Hofmann, Curtis’ new director. She would hold this position until 1947.

Though never married, Luboshutz had three children with Onassim Goldovsky (1865-1922). Two children also emigrated to the United States, including opera producer and conductor Boris Goldovsky.  Luboschutz died in 1965 at the age of 80.

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Scope and content

The scrapbooks, which include identical typescripts compiled by Lea Luboshutz and her students, include letters from students, Ms. Luboshutz, Curtis staff members, and visitors, as well as recital programs, and a repertoire list. In addition to a class photo, both copies include original colored pen-and-ink drawings of Luboshutz’s teaching studio by William Strasser.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Curtis Institute of Music Archives 2015

1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103



The collection is open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Luboshutz, Lea, 1885-1969
  • Strasser, William, 1875-1944


  • Violin teachers
  • Violin–Instruction and study

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
Original binder with typescripts and contents pasted on paper 1930 1 1
Typescript copy with paper binder, dedicated to Mary Louise Curtis Bok 1930, Jul 26


Duplicates of the typescript pages, including the same class photo and different colored pen-and-ink drawing by William Strasser.

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