|BENNY WOLKOFF (1921-1995)|
Benjamin Wolkoff, better known by the artistic name of BENNY, was born
in Recife, in the year 1921. He
initiated his musical education at eight years of age, standing out for
his talent and precociousness; at the age of seventeen he played
Mendelssohnís Concert, Opus 64, as soloist for the Symphonic Orchestra
of Recife. At twenty-one, he moved to Rio de Janeiro where he worked at
the Urca Casino, a place of intense musical activity at the time, where
nationally renowned musicians performed.
He studied with Jaime Diniz and Guerra Peixe with whom he
developed a close friendship. He worked
at the Conservatory of Music in Fortaleza and Recife and was principal
second violinist for the Orchestra of Recife.
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