Miska Hauser

Miska Hauser was born in Presburg, Hungary, in 1822.

His musical education was acquired at the conservatory in Vienna and under Kreutzer and Joseph Matalay. At twelve years of age he made a successful tour of many countries. In 1840 he gave concerts in Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Russia; in 1850 he visited London; and from 1853 to 1858 he toured California, South America, and Australia. King Victor Emmanuel of Italy and the Sultan of Turkey entertained him in 1860. About 1878 he withdrew to private life. In a book, “From the Diary of an Austrian Virtuoso”, which he published in 1858-59, he gave an account of his American experiences.

He died in Vienna, December 9, 1887.