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Born in Madrid(?) as María Dolores Esturias (y) Navarres (or likewise), she gave her 1st concert as a guitarist in Paris 1837 as "Madame Nevarez de Goni". (The guitarist Juan de Goñi was her 1st husband.) Several concerts in Europe. In 1840 she came together with her 1st husband to the United States and toured there at least until 1844. Most of these concerts together with the well known cellist George Knoop, whom she married in 1845. From 1847 to 1866 she published compositions for the guitar as "Mrs. Knoop" in the USA.