Fritter, Genevieve

Genevieve Fritter (1915-2009)

Genevieve Davisson Fritter, violinist, composer and pianist performed as a member of the Opera House Orchestra of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She wrote numerous solo and ensemble works for voice and instruments. The National Gallery Orchestra has performed three of her larger works. Mrs. Fritter was a member of ASCAP, Mu Phi Epsilon, the American Music Center and the AF of M. She was awarded three national awards for composition: the first (for a vocal solo) from the National Federation of Music Clubs, the second (for another vocal solo) from Mu Phi Epsilon, and the third for her Sinfonietta No. 1 for orchestra from the National League of American Pen Women. "A Celebration of Flutes" was commissioned by the Washington Flute Society in 1991 and was premiered that summer by that group at the convention of the National Flute Association at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

In 1991 she was married to Charles F. Bieber and moved to his home in Alexandria, Va. She is survived by her two daughters, Jean Fritter, composer, and Priscilla Fritter, flutist.