Rappoldi-Kahrer, Laura

BORN 14 Jan 1853, Mistelbach, Niederösterreich (near Wien) - DIED 2 Aug 1925, Dresden, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse 54

Laura Kahrer was only eleven years old when she played her own compositions for Randhartingen, who had been a friend of Schubert. She was taught by Anton Bruckner, Franz Liszt and Hans von Bülow. In 1874 she married the violinist Eduard Rappoldi. Their son Adrian was born in 1876 and he became a violinist like his father.

She undertook many concert tours and performed in Prague, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Moscow and other cities. In 1880 she gave up travelling on request of her husband. She continued to perform in Dresden and became a professor at the conservatory in that city in 1890. In 1921 she led a masterclass for the piano.

Related persons
• was pupil to Bülow, Hans von
• performed with Joachim, Amalie
• was pupil to Liszt, Franz


The grave of Laura Rappoldi-Kahrer at the Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (28 Aug 2005)


• Schlechte, Gudrun, Der Alte Katholische Friedhof in der Friedrichstadt zu Dresden, Hille, Dresden, 2004
Rappoldi, Laura; geb. Kahrer

Rasp-Nuri, Grace

Published: 28 Feb 2016
Last update: 16 Jan 2022