Ames, John Carlowitz 8.jan.1860-20.jul.1924 England, Bristol Westbury-on-Trym - Devon, Torquay
pianist, conductor, 21.mar.1860 baptized at St Andrew in Bristol Clifton, educated at Charterhouse School and Edinburgh University, studied music with Sir Herbert Oakeley, 1878-1881 studied at Stuttgart Conservatory, piano with Sigmund Lebert and Dionys Pruckner, composition with Percy Goetschius and Immanuel Faisst, 1885 studied with Franz Wullner in Dresden, 1881 debuted at Steinway Hall in London, December 1888 as an early advocate of the Janko Keyboard he exhibited its powers in a concert at the Burlington Hall in London, 1893 gave recitals at the conferences of the Incorporated Society of Musicians in London, 1894 in Scarborough and since in several towns in the provinces, 1910-1918 residing at The Hermitage, Windsor Terrace in London Hampstead, at time of death residing at Lynthorpe, Thurlow Road in Torquay ; son of amateur violinist/composer George Acland Ames (Bristol Clifton 10.may.1827-3.jan.1893 London) and Clara Henriette Marie grafin von Polzig (Germany, castle Polzig 3.apr.1835-25.apr.1879 Beiersdorf) who married 13.jul.1854 in Polzig and divorced 1869 in London ; brother of composer Marie Mildred Ames ; 10.may.1886 in Dresden he married Sophie Hermine Johanna Hecht (Germany, Muhlhausen 3.may.1868-2.feb.1920 Switzerland, Zurich at Bethanien Nursing Home while residing at 24 Delamere Street in London Paddington) ; 1921 in Gateshead Durham he married Sylvia Shand Gleig (Gateshead 19.may.1891-1979 Tyneside, Tyne and Wear)

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[] Psalm 130. Soloists, choir and orchestra. Dresden 1877
[] Conzertstuck. Piano and orchestra. Dresden 1888
[] Piano concerto in c. op8
Crystal Palace (Oscar Beringer) 1889

[] Violin concerto in d. London 1899
[] The last Inca. Opera
[] Bonnie Dundee. Drama. Adelphi Theatre, London
libretto Lawrence Irving

[] Incidental music to "Richard II" for Sir Herbert Tree's production at His Majesty's Theatre, London
[] Over there
pub Weekes & Co., London

[] Trio in E. Piano and strings
[] Sonata. Piano
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