Barzin, Leon (Eugene)
- José A. Bowen
(b Brussels, Nov 27, 1900; d Naples, FL, April 29, 1999). American conductor and educator of Belgian birth. Taken to America in 1902 and naturalized in 1924, he studied the violin and viola first with his father, who was principal viola in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and then with Edouard Deru, Pierre Henrotte, Eugène Meergerhin and Eugène Ysaÿe. He also studied composition with Lilienthal before joining the salon orchestra at the Hotel Astor in New York in ...