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Allard de Ridder

Birthplace: Dordrecht, Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands
Death: May 13, 1966 (79)
Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Willem de Ridder and Lina Eudia de Ridder
Husband of Pauline Edith Elizabeth de Ridder
Father of Elsje Larsen and Martha Creighton
Brother of Carel Coenraad Johannes de Ridder; Pauline Hermine Elisabeth (Paula) Whiting; Maria (Mia) de Ridder and Maria Johanna (Jopie/Marianne) van Bork

Occupation: conductor, violinist and composer
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Allard de Ridder

Allard de Ridder (3 May 1887 – 13 May 1966) was a Dutch–Canadian conductor, violist, and composer. He was notably the first conductor of both the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, the latter of which he founded in 1944. As a composer he produced several orchestral works, including a violin concerto, four symphonic poems, a Sketch for flute, violin, and orchestra, Overture in D, and Intermezzo. He also wrote a string quartet, the scherzo Beware of Love for a cappella choir, and a number of songs.

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Allard de Ridder's Timeline

May 3, 1887
Dordrecht, Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands
June 20, 1918
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
July 4, 1922
California, United States
May 13, 1966
Age 79
Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada