1-20 of 31 results  for:

  • Music Educator x
  • Chordophones (Stringed Instruments) x
Clear all

Article

Jernej Weiss

(b Brno, Czech Republic, Oct 17, 1868; d Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 11, 1940). Czech composer, cellist, and music educator. Immigrated to Slovenia in 1898. After playing the cello at the Secondary School of Music of the Music Society in Brno (1884–85), he began in ...

Article

Michelle Vigneau

(b Gladewater, TX, Dec 3, 1938; d Elyria, OH, Feb 8, 2006). American oboist, baroque oboist, viola da gambist, and educator. He earned a diploma in 1961 from the Curtis Institute where he studied with john de Lancie . Caldwell served as principal oboist of the National SO (NSO) from ...

Article

Nicholas Tochka

(b Tirana, Albania, Dec 8, 1945). Albanian conductor and violinist. The son of vocalist Mihal Ciko and nephew of composer Nikolla Zoraqi, he was a leading member of the first generation of musicians to be trained by socialist-era Albania’s new music institutions. A virtuoso violinist, he graduated from the State Conservatory in ...

Article

James Bash

(b New York, NY, June 20, 1967). American violinist and educator. The daughter of pianists claude Frank and lilian Kallir , she began violin lessons at the age of five. She studied with Shirley Givens for 11 years before continuing with Szymon Goldberg and ...

Article

Sorab Modi and Anya Laurence

(b Vienna, Austria, May 12, 1910; d New York, NY, Nov 10, 1999). Violinist and teacher of Austrian birth. He attended the Vienna Conservatory, where his principal teachers were Simon Pullman and Adolf Back. He made his debut in Vienna in 1929, playing Ludwig van Beethoven’s violin concerto, and the same year formed the first Galimir String Quartet, with members of his family. In the period ...

Article

Anne Dhu McLucas

(b Brussels, Belgium, April 8, 1756; d United States, c1820). American flemish violinist, composer, and pedagogue active in England and the United States. After touring France and Germany he was from about 1780 a violin virtuoso in London, where he published two instrumental instruction books; a theoretical treatise on harmony, counterpoint, and figured bass; various string quartets, trios, and duos; and theatrical pieces for the Royal Circus and the Royal Grove (...

Article

Antigona Rădulescu

(b Galați, Romania, March 3, 1926; d Bucharest, Romania, March 17, 2010). Romanian violinist and pedagogue. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bucharest where he was noticed by George Enescu, who recommended him (and his brother, Valentin Gheorghiu) for a scholarship at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris. While at the Conservatoire he studied with, among others, Maurice Hewitt (violin) and Noel Gallon (harmony and counterpoint). Upon his return to Romania he continued his studies at the Bucharest Conservatory, studying the violin with Vasile Filip and Garabet Avakian and music theory with Mihail Jora. He also studied with David Oistrakh in Moscow....

Article

Anne Dhu McLucas

(b ?England, 1770; d Philadelphia, PA, Sept 16, 1826). American violinist, conductor, music teacher, and composer. He was active in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York from 1793 to 1826. He is said to have played at the Handel Commemoration in Westminster Abbey in ...

Article

Anya Laurence

(b Trieste, Italy, Sept 1, 1926; d Bloomington, IN, Nov 20, 2001). Violinist and teacher of Italian birth. Gulli began violin studies with his father, who had been a pupil of Ševčík and Marak at the Prague Conservatory, and graduated from the Conservatory of Trieste in ...

Article

Kostas Chardas

(b Kastoria, Greece, March 14, 1966). Greek composer, composition teacher, and guitarist. Up to 1993 he studied music theory and the guitar at the Macedonian Conservatoire, where he also studied composition with Theodore Antoniou (diploma in 1997). Parallel to his academic career in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (from ...

Article

Katherine K. Preston

(b Bear-Place Spring, TN, Sept 19, 1911; d East Lansing, MI, Nov 20, 1957). American composer, teacher, and violinist. After studying in Nashville at George Peabody College (BS 1933) and Ward-Belmont Conservatory (Violin Diploma 1933), in 1934 he became professor at Western Kentucky State College, a position he held until ...

Article

M. Rusty Jones

(b Lander, WY, Feb 7, 1955). American guitarist and educator. He received a BFA degree from the University of Minnesota in 1978 under the direction of guitarist jeffrey Van . He studied with Alirio Díaz in France and Canada. His other teachers include British guitarist and composer Gilbert Biberian and Austrian musicologist and violinist Hans Keller. His awards include a First Prize in the ...

Article

Vjera Katalinić

(b Beroun, Czech Republic, Sept 18, 1880; d Zagreb, Croatia, Jan 6, 1953). Czech violinist and pedagogue. Studied with Otakar Ševčik at the Prague Conservatory (1893–9). He was a concert master of the philharmonic orchestra in Lviv (1902–3), and a member of its string quartet, with which he gave concerts throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Through an international contest he came to Zagreb in ...

Article

Stanislav Tuksar

(b Milan, Italy, Jan 21, 1918; d Milan, May 1, 1989). Italian cellist, conductor, and pedagogue. He was trained at the Milan Conservatory (1928–34) and under Diran Alexanian and Pablo Casals at the École normale de musique in Paris (1934–7...

Article

Sorab Modi and Sarah Eyerly

(b Los Angeles, CA, May 14, 1961). American violinist and violin teacher. She received her first violin lessons from her mother in 1963 and began formal study with Eunice Wennermark at six and Manuel Compinsky at age seven. As a child she played for ...

Article

Fatima Hadžić

(b Sarajevo, Bosnia, Dec 1, 1892; d Sarajevo, Oct 8, 1968). Bosnian conductor, cellist, music educator, and composer. He attended the private school of music known as Glasbena škola F. Matějovský in Sarajevo. He graduated in cello from the Royal Academy of Music in Zagreb in the class of Umberto Fabbri (...

Article

Harry B. Soria

(b La‘ie, Oahu, Hawaii, 1874; d Dover, NJ, Jan 016, 1932). American steel guitarist, teacher, and inventor. The Hawaiian steel guitar’s invention is largely credited to Joseph Kekuku. Joseph and his cousin, Samuel Kalanahelu Nainoa (1877–1950) were raised in the rural village of La‘ie, Oahu. By the age of 11, the close companions had become skilled musicians under the tutelage of the elders of La‘ie. Prior to the creation of the Hawaiian steel guitar, Hawaiian musical combos featured primarily violin, flute, “Spanish” guitar, and ‘ukulele performances. Sam played the violin, while Joseph spent much of his time trying to make his guitar sound like Sam’s violin....

Article

Thomas F. Heck

(b Germany, 1872; d St. Louis, MO, April 3, 1962). American guitarist, music collector, and teacher. He immigrated to the United States at age 15 and settled in St. Louis. He played banjo and mandolin as well as guitar, and was largely self-taught, although the guitarist ...

Article

Martha Woodward and Suzanne L. Moulton-Gertig

(b New Orleans, LA, Feb 7, 1907; d Englewood, NJ, July 8, 2004). American harpist and pedagogue. She studied with carlos Salzédo beginning at age 11. She made her professional debut at 18 on a 123-concert joint tour in Australia and New Zealand with singer Edna Thomas (...

Article

Milena Bozhikova

(b Sofia, Bulgaria, March 29, 1926; d Sofia, Bulgaria, June 17, 2004). Bulgarian violinist and pedagogue. He started his violin studies with his father, Todor Lechev. At age 10 he became a student of Vladimir Avramov and studied with him until the end of his university education at the Music Academy in Sofia. He then specialized at the Moscow Conservatory under David Oistrakh (...