John Tiplady Carrodus was born in Keighley. [20th January 1836].
His father, Tom Carrodus, was a barber, a music-seller, an enthusiastic amateur violinist, leader of the Keighley Choral Society, a member of the Halifax Philharmonic Society, and taught him to play the violin
They both played with the Halifax Philharmonic Society.
John became a nationally-famous violinist and teacher.
He made his first concert appearance in 1845 [at the age of 9], and his first solo performance in 1863.
Between the ages of 12-18, he studied in Stuttgart under Wilhelm Bernhard Molique.
He went on to become leader of the Glasgow Orchestra , leader at Covent Garden , first president of the London Orchestra Association, and Professor of the Violin at Trinity College London 
In 1857, he married (1) Charlotte Mary Latham [1838-1889] of Liverpool, at Liverpool.
In 1890, he married (2) Ada Bright [1852-19??] in Lincolnshire. They had no children.
He died in Hampstead. [13th July 1895].
Ada and the daughter of Wilhelm Bernhard Molique wrote a biography of John.
John owned and played a violin made in 1743 by Guarneri. In 2007, this sold at auction and was valued at £3.9 million
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