Awards & Winners

Alfred Wallenstein

Date of Birth 07-October-1898
Place of Birth Chicago
(Illinois, United States of America, Chicago metropolitan area, Area code 872)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Wallenstein, Alfred
Profession Conductor, Cellist
Alfred Wallenstein was an American cellist and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 17, he joined the San Francisco Symphony as a cellist. He subsequently played cello with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra before becoming principal cello of the New York Philharmonic under Arturo Toscanini in 1929. He frequently performed with these orchestras as a soloist. Toscanini, also a cellist, advised Wallenstein to become a conductor. He conducted the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and then conducted frequently on the radio. From 1943 to 1956, he was music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He later taught at the Juilliard School in New York, where he died in 1983 at age 84. In 1941, Wallenstein was given a personal Peabody Award for Outstanding Entertainment in Music. He was a descendant of Albrecht von Wallenstein.

Awards by Alfred Wallenstein

Check all the awards nominated and won by Alfred Wallenstein.


Grammy Hall of Fame Award


Peabody Award
(Outstanding Entertainment in Music.)