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Memorable Manitobans: Eugene Nemish (?-2001)

Classical violinist.

Born at Winnipeg, son of Eugene Nemish (?-1961) and Katharine Klein (1892-1984), brother of Ernest W. Nemish and Herbert L. W. Nemish, he began studying violin at an early age. In 1930 he won the Aikins Trophy for stringed instruments at the Winnipeg Music Festival. He was awarded a scholarship to the London Royal Academy of Music when he was 15 years old. He won numerous musical prizes and performed in England and Europe with the Academy Symphony, Birmingham Philharmonic, and Boyd Neal Orchestra. In 1945 he joined the Montreal Symphony and played there until retirement. He died in Montreal on 5 August 2001.


Obituary [Eugene Nemish], Winnipeg Tribune, 7 August 1961, page 31.

Obituary [Katherine Nemish], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 December 1984, page 40.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 August 2001.

“We will not forget them” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2001, page B3.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 6 May 2019

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