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Zitherist Sofian Zapf

A new generation experiences the zither. In this photo, Sofian Zapf plays the zither while Leonard Zapf looks on. Sofian was born in Kulmbach, Germany and was trained as a violin maker. After WW1, he immigrated to the United States with his family and was a co-founder of Zapf's Music Co. in Philadelphia. He performed frequently in public as a zither player and was a violininst with the Olney Symphony Orchestra.





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