Hungarian - German pianist Julian von Karolyi (1914 -1993) studied with Erno von Dohnanyi and Alfred Cortot. He excelled in the romantic repertoire, possessed a prodigious virtuoso technique and was especially known for his interpretations of Chopin and Liszt. He achieved an extraordinary degree of popularity and prestige as both soloist with orchestras and as a recitalist, making many tours across continental Europe as well as appearances in New York and in London. He has recorded extensively for both Deutsche Grammophon and EMI-Electrola.
Gika Zivojin Zdravkovitch (1914-2001) was born in Belgrade and studied in Prague with Vaclav Talich. He became the resident conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in 1951 and in 1960 its artististic director. He was also a professor of conducting at the Belgrade Academy.
Strasbourg born, Robert Heger (1886-1978) has successfuly established, from a young age, a reputation as both a conductor and a composer. He held several important conducting posts including at the Munich Opera and the Berlin State Opera. Heger made numerous recordings of operas, symphonies and concertos.