Joyce Haworth

Dorothy Joyce Haworth (19 July 1890 — 26 August 1968) was a British-Dutch violinist in the 1910s. Born and educated in England by Adolph Brodsky she emigrated to the Netherlands and worked together with among others Ina Santhagens-Waller, Dora de Louw [nl] and Evert Cornelis [nl].

Joyce Haworth
Birth nameDorothy Joyce Haworth[1]
Born(1890-07-19)19 July 1890[2]
Accrington, United Kingdom
Died26 August 1968(1968-08-26) (aged 78)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
InstrumentsViolin
Years active1910–1919

BiographyEdit

Haworth was born in 1890 in Accrington as the daughter of John Haworth and Alice Jenkinson. She had two brothers: Thomas Reginald and John.

Haworth was educated by famous violinist Adolph Brodsky at the conservatorium in Manchester, where she graduated in 1910.[3]

Described as a "young talented violinist" she gave her first concert in the Netherlands on 6 April 1910 with singer R. van Zijp at the concerthall of hotel “du Soleil” in Nijmegen.[3][4] A few years later, on 8 November 1913 she gave a concert together with singers Ina Santhagens-Waller and Dora de Louw [nl] led by Evert Cornelis [nl] in Hilversum.[5][6] She continued playing in the Netherlands, with her next concert in February 1914 with Santhagens-Waller and Cornelis at 'De Kroon' in Haarlem.[7] From September 1913 until January 1914 she was a member of the famous Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam[8] as a second violinist.

Next to being a violinist, Haworth was also a fencer at Salle Giandominici of Giovanni Giandomenici in Amsterdam. Singer Ina Santhagens-Waller, with whom she gave concerts at the time, was also a fencer at Salle Giandominici. Haworth entered for 1914 Salle Giandomenici international women's fencing competition, but withdrawn.[9]

In the next years she continued performing together with Cornelis. In 1916 Haworth was described as a "known violinist".[10] In late 1918 she also gave concerts with Dina Italie.[11][12] She worked together with Cornelis until 1919.[13]

Later in 1919 she went by boat to the Dutch East Indies, together with Louis Davids, his partner Margie Morris and dancer Lini Bergsma.[14] She went on tour with Eugénie Gallois starting in Surabaya in July 1919.[15] They went to Surabaya in August. They gave their last concerts in September in Sukabumi and Cianjur, Cianjur Regency.[16][17] A concert in Batavia was cancelled due to "lack of interest".[18]

At the Dutch East Indies Haworth married Eduard Loman from Amsterdam (born 1886) on 1 June 1920 on Surabaya, East Java. After moving back to The Netherlands they had a daughter, Laura Dorothea (born 1927), and a son, Eduard (born 1931).[19]

It seems she stopped her active violin career after her tour and marriage. However, she played again in 1948 in the play 'Vorstin des Volks'.[20]

Living in Amsterdam, she divorced Loman in October 1950.[21] Haworth died on 26 August 1968 in Amsterdam at the age of 78.[22]

Ex-librisEdit

 
1915 Ex-libris for Joyce Haworth, "Art is a battle"

Haworth was friends with the Selleger family. This family owned the paper factory Gelderland in Nijmegen. While being in their summer residence in Bergen, North Holland, she came in contact with many artists, including Richard Roland Holst. Holst made two circular ex-libris for Haworth. Her motto "Art is a battle", is on the ex-libris. The first ex-libris is from 1915. The second one was a adjusted one after her marriage in 1920. A third ex-libris for their children Eduard and Joyce was made by a mistress of Holst: Ina Santhagens-Waller. The design for the 1915 ex-libris is owned by the Rijksmuseum.[23] The three original clichés (mounted on wooden blocks) are owned by Museum Meermanno since 2010.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Descendants of Richard HAWORTH" (PDF). oswaldtwistle.bathgatehall.co.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  2. "Joyce Haworth". openarch.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Een jeugdig talent". Provinciale Geldersche en Nijmeegsche courant (in Dutch). 2 April 1910. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. "Concert van violiste Joyce Haworth". Provinciale Geldersche en Nijmeegsche courant (in Dutch). 8 April 1910. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  5. "Advertisement of concert 1913". De Gooi- en Eemlander (in Dutch). 1 November 1913. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  6. "Muziek". De Gooi- en Eemlander (in Dutch). 12 November 1913. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  7. "Muziek. Ina Santhagens Waller". Nieuwe Haarlemsche courant (in Dutch). 17 February 1914. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  8. Diepenbrock, F.J. (2007). "Eensgezinde tweedracht: organisatievorming van Nederlandse musici in de tweede Gouden Eeuw, 1890-1920" (PDF). Universiteit van Amsterdam, Digital Academic Repository. Retrieved 31 January 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Internationale schermwedstrijd voor dames". Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch). 12 March 1914. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  10. "Concert Joyce Haworth-Evert Cornelis". Provinciale Geldersche en Nijmeegsche courant (in Dutch). 19 January 1916. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  11. "Joyce Haworth - Dina Italie". De Gooi- en Eemlander (in Dutch). 2 November 1918. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  12. "Concert Joyce Haworth en Dina Italie". Het Vaderland (in Dutch). 24 December 1918. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  13. "Concertnieuws". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 19 April 1919. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  14. "Louis Davids en zijn partner Margie Morris (met bloemen) vertrekken in 1919 voor een tournée door Nederlands Indië..." (in Dutch). 1919. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via The Memory.
  15. "Muziek en toneel". Preangerbode (in Dutch). 8 July 1919. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  16. "Eugénie Gallois en Joyce Haworth". Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië (in Dutch). 6 September 1919. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  17. "Concert te Tjandjoer". Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië (in Dutch). 11 September 1919. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  18. "Geen belangstelling". Deli courant (in Dutch). 25 October 1919. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  19. "Nederland's patricaat" (PDF). Stichting Nederland's Patricaat (in Dutch). 1945. p. 182. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via pdf4pro.com.
  20. "Premiere van Vorstin des volks". De Tijd (in Dutch). 23 August 1948. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  21. "death announcement". Nederlandsche staatscourant (in Dutch). 14 January 1950. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  22. "Echtscheidingen". Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch). 29 August 1968. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  23. "Ontwerp voor ex libris voor Joyce Haworth, Richard Nicolaüs Roland Holst, 1915". Rijksmuseum (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  24. "Aanwinsten" (PDF). Museum Meermanno (in Dutch). October 2010. p. 15. Retrieved 1 August 2022.