A Princeton concertmaster dies, 91

Joseph Kovacs arrived in New Jersey in 1948 as a Hungarian refugee.

Having spent the war in northwest Germany, playing in various orchestras, he was quickly hired as concertmaster of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra by its conductor, fellow-Hungarian Nicholas Harsanyi.

He taught violin at Westminster Choir College and founded the Collegium Musicum of Princeton in 1972.

His wife Dorothy, a flute player, died in 2007.

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