Maganini, Quinto Born
30 Nov. 1897
Fairfield, CA, USA
Mar. 1974
Greenwich, CT, USA
Flautist, conductor, composer and arranger. Studied flute with Georges Barrère, professor at the Institute of Musical Art (predecessor of The Juilliard School) and composition with Nadia Boulanger. In 1927 he won a Pulitzer traveling scholarship for his opera The Argonauts. From 1940 to 1967, Maganini was conductor and music director of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, presenting the Symphony’s first youth concerts and premiered several new compositions, including his own, successfully developing audience interest in newer music. Guest soloists with the orchestra were drawn both from the local scene, as were artists that were developing their careers including Yo Yo Ma, ltzhak Pearlman and Emanuel Ax.