Dimitri Mitriopoulos, International Music Competition Medal

  • William Zorach, Dimitri Mitriopoulos, International Music Competition Medal, 1963, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar, 1968.154.174

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Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) was born in Athens and arrived in the United States in 1936, where his musical talent earned him national recognition. He led the Minneapolis Symphony, was the conductor of the New York Philharmonic from 1949 to 1958, and endowed a scholarship fund for music at Brigham Young University. Research has not confirmed the purpose of William Zorach’s medal, but it may have been awarded as part of the Dimitri Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition.

Title
Dimitri Mitriopoulos, International Music Competition Medal
Artist
Date
1963
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/8 in. (6.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Mitriopoulos, Dimitri – head
  • Homage – Mitriopoulos, Dimitri
  • Performing arts – music – conductor
Object Number
1968.154.174
Palette
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