- 1940: unlisted
- 1939: unlisted
- 1938: 5 baby girls named Valdine [debut]
- 1937: unlisted
- 1936: unlisted
What put it there?
My best guess is a piano prodigy from Winnipeg.
In the summer of 1938, Valdine Condé, “9-year-old Canadian pianist, made a highly successful debut as [a] soloist with the New York Civic Orchestra.” She played Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor. Glowing reviews of the concert ran in the New York newspapers.
Valdine — whose first name was sometimes spelled “Valdina,” and whose surname was sometimes spelled “Condie” — had been playing for audiences in Canada since the age of five. She went on to play for audiences in various parts of the world until the mid-1940s. I’m not sure what became of her after that.
What are your thoughts on the baby name Valdine?