Milton Blackstone

violist with the Quartet from 1924-1941

Milton Blackstone was born in New York City and came to Toronto in 1911. He studied with Luigi von Kunits, and also played in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and with the Academy String Quartet.

He played a pivotal role not only as a founder of the Quartet in conjunction with Vincent Massey, but also acted as business manager and promoter throughout his tenure. Four scrapbooks documenting the history of the ensemble from its inception in 1924 are housed in the Archives of the University of Toronto.


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