Margaret Pardee, American violinist and violin teacher, Died at 95


Margaret Pardee Butterly was born on May 10, 1920, in Valdosta, Georgia and died on January 26, 2016.

She was an American violinist and violin teacher.

Pardee graduated from the Juilliard School where she studied with Ivan Galamian, Sascha Jacobsen, Albert Spalding and Louis Persinger.

Following a concise solo career, Pardee started teaching in the 1940s.

Margaret taught at Juilliard for over 60 years.

Ms.Pardee also taught at the Meadowmount School of Music summer programs.

Her husband was Daniel Butterly.

Apart from mentoring her students, she was a surrogate mother to many and housed one or two students at a time for many years.

Over the period of her career, she collected violins and violas.

When she was in her eighties, Ms.Pardee donated a set of 30 violins and violas to the Juilliard School, including a 1771 Guadagnini violin, an 1845 Gagliano violin, and an 1810 J.B. Ceruti half-size violin.

Mrs.Butterly former students perform in ensembles and orchestras throughout the country including the New York Philharmonic, the Saint Louis Symphony and others.

Margaret Pardee passed away at 95 yrs old.