Those We Lost


Patricia Travers 1927-2010

Patricia Travers, child prodigy violinist who appeared at age 11 to solo with the New York Philharmonic, died February 9 at age 82 of cancer. At age 13, she starred in the Hollywood comedy There’s Magic in Music, and in her early 20s recorded Charles Ives’s Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano with Columbia Records. She played with the London and Berlin Philharmonics as well as the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and was heard often on national radio.

In the early 1950s, she withdrew completely from public performances and lived quietly with her parents well past her middle age. She never married or had children, and her death, in a Montclair, NJ nursing home was confirmed by her lawyer, John Sullivan.