Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Talented Tuesday: Paula Christina (Schneider) Nagy
My maternal grandmother's sister Paula Christina (Schneider) Nagy was a violinist. She played first violin with the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1930s and was the first concertmaster of the St. Louis Women's Symphony Orchestra. She later became concertmaster of the Kirkwood Symphony Orchestra. Her husband Laszlo James Nagy was also a violinist. The Nagys moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Boston, Massachusetts when Laszlo joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In the early 1950s, Paula played second stand violin with the Boston Civic Symphony. She taught violin in St. Louis. She also played piano, and taught both violin and piano in Newton, Massachusetts for more than 40 years.
Paula C. (Schneider) Nagy obituary. Daily Hampshire Gazette, 24 February 2004.