Stephen Erdely, Professor Emeritus


Stephen Erdely; MIT teacher known for musical duets

As part of a performing duo many Boston concertgoers treasured, Stephen Erdely played violin with a sound that seemingly harkened to his youth in Hungary, during the gathering storms of conflict leading up to World War II.

Globe reviewer Richard Buell wrote that during a 1979 concert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Erdely had “a tone that, at its starkest, can remind you of a straight, taut unsheathed wire” – one that “doesn’t whisper sweet nothings.”



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October 19, 2017
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October 19, 2017
On Thursday, October 12th, Mr. Harrison's Gamelan was presented at The Institue of Contemporary Art/Boston.  The ICA and MIT presented a celebration of composer Lou...
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Dear MIT Music & Theater Arts Community, On Friday, October 6, we mourned the sudden passing of our dear colleague, teacher, and friend, Tommy Derrah. Tommy leaves...