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? Figure Caroline Powers Thomas Violinist Management: HORNER-WITTE CONCERT BUREAU 3000 Troost Avenue Kansas City, Missouri CAROLINE THOMAS displayed a marked talent at a very early age and when a child, she was taken to Europe where she received the very best of instruction and training. She proved to be such a genius with the violin that she was given many public appearances when only at the age of twelve. Returning to America, Miss Thomas continued her studies in one of the finest Eastern schools and her first season in America was marked by a series of New York recitals, terminating with crowning success by playing the Beethoven Concerto, accompanied by Symphony Orchestra at Aeolian Hall. After three years' study with one of Europe's greatest instructors, Miss Thomas was booked for many important engagements under a prominent New York management. Most of her appearances were in the East and while in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was heard by John Philip Sousa, the world's greatest bandmaster, who characterized Miss Thomas as one of the American violin finds. Mr. Sousa engaged her immediately to appear as violin soloist with his band the following season. Her success with the band can be measured from the statements of critics who were unanimous in their praise of this talented genius. Miss Thomas is the possessor of a very valuable Cremona violin made by Bergonzi in the year 1516. This violin was for generations the property of Italian nobility and was obtained for Miss Thomas through a London connoisseur. This young artist radiates personality and charm and presents a most artistic picture on the concert stage. ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT Miss Thomas' playing revealed a deft manipulation of the violin and her solo was one of the gems of the occasion.—St. Louis, Mo. WILKES-BARRE RECORD Miss Thomas plays with assurance and confidence, fine finish and good taste. She has a warmth and richness of tone that drew the closest attention.—Wilkes-Barre, Pa. THE LOWELL SUN Caroline Thomas was instantly appreciated by her audience. She showed both skill and temperament in marked degree.—Lowell, Mass. DAILY EVENING ITEM Caroline Thomas is a revelation of musical artistry.—Lynn, Mass. AUBURN CITIZEN Caroline Thomas is a talented genius.—Auburn, N. Y. BUFFALO EVENING NEWS Miss Thomas plays with a warmth of tone and freedom of style.—Buffalo, N. Y. BANGOR DAILY NEWS Caroline Thomas gave a very excellent piece of work in her violin numbers. She handles it with skill, her bowing being excellent and tones sweet and true. She plays with fine interpretive power, her numbers bringing out the real music of the composition, while the shading and embroidery are worthy of older and far more experienced musicians.—Bangor, Maine. TROY RECORD Miss Thomas is a violinist of no ordinary ability.—Troy, N. Y. THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN Caroline Thomas, a gifted violinist, played brilliantly.—Nashville, Tenn. THE READING EAGLE Miss Thomas' playing revealed ability. She is that type of musician that appears to be perfectly at home on the stage.—Reading, Pa. DETROIT FREE PRESS Caroline Thomas plays with skill and insight.—Detroit, Mich. HARTFORD DAILY TIMES Miss Thomas' phrasing was excellent and her bowing a delight to behold.—Hartford, Conn. MANCHESTER UNION Caroline Thomas won hearty applause for her skillful manipulation of her favorite instrument from which she draws the sweetest of music, made possible from years of devotion to her chosen profession.—Manchester, N. H. POTTSVILLE JOURNAL Caroline Thomas played very beautifully. She produced exquisite melody and her mechanical execution was splendid. Her encore numbers brought down the house.—Pottsville, Pa. DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Caroline Thomas played with ease and finish.—Duluth, Minn. GRAND RAPIDS HERALD Caroline Thomas, violinist, is characterized by Sousa as one of the new American violin finds. Her playing bears out the confidence of Sousa in her future.—Grand Rapids, Mich. MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL Caroline Thomas played with a tone that carried well and never became unmusical.—Minneapolis, Minn. NEW YORK TIMES Caroline Thomas' violin playing was in high favor.—New York, N. Y. SCRANTON TIMES Caroline Thomas received round after round of applause.—Scranton, Pa. DAILY POST AND RECORD Among the most delightful numbers of the evening were those played by Caroline Thomas. The little lady made one marvel that she could get such beautiful tones and technique out of her instrument.—Rochester, N. Y. EVENING NEWS Caroline Thomas' playing displayed a beautiful tone, clear technique and perfect bowing.—Wilkes-Barre, Pa. NEW HAVEN EVENING REGISTER In the appogiatura passages and stringino effects she was marvelous and her harmonic finale with kettle drum accompaniment made a wierd and impressive finish to a most remarkable performance on the violin.—New Haven, Conn.
|Title||Caroline Powers Thomas: violinist|
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|Personal Name Subject||Thomas, Caroline Powers|
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