Carl Toth

Carl (b Karol) Toth. Violinist, cimbalom maker, b near Stare Karasnow, Czechoslovakia, 1905, d Toronto 1958. He moved to Canada in 1925 and made his home in Toronto in 1933, working as a gypsy fiddler and a master cabinet maker.

Toth, Carl

Carl (b Karol) Toth. Violinist, cimbalom maker, b near Stare Karasnow, Czechoslovakia, 1905, d Toronto 1958. He moved to Canada in 1925 and made his home in Toronto in 1933, working as a gypsy fiddler and a master cabinet maker. The Carl Toth Gypsy Orchestra was heard in Hungarian clubs in Toronto, and Toth himself performed occasionally on CBC radio. He made about 10 cimbaloms (Hungarian dulcimers), modifying the traditional design, and also a few violins.

See also Rudy Toth, Jerry Toth, and Tony Toth (his sons).