Born in Moson, Hungary, in 1873, Carl Flesch received his first violin lessons at age five from a saddler who played at the local church.
Romanian violinist, composer, and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Christian Ferras, Ivry Gitlis, Arthur Grumiaux, and Ida Haendel.
Enescu composed three symphonies, three orchestral suites, two string quartets, three violin sonatas, two cello sonatas, two piano sonatas, and a sizable body of chamber ensemble works. He was also the dedicatee of Eugene Ysaye’s Sonata No. 3 "Ballade" for solo violin.In addition to being a composer, his conducting engagements included leading the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, and other prominent ensembles. The Georges Enescu Museum in Bucharest is dedicated to his work, and the musician is featured on the Romanian five lei banknote.
Founded in 1990, this year's festival is being held using a hybrid in-person and virtual model from July 25 to August 12, 2021. The Keshet Eilon
The Violin Channel recently sat down with professional violinist Peter Kaman, inventor and designer of the new-to-market left hand VioGlove. A graduate of The Juilliard School,