Monday, December 31, 2007

Ysaye, Eugene

Belgian violinist and composer
(1858-1931), began violin lessons with his father, then with Wieniawski and Viextemps, taught at the Brussels Conservatory, toured Europe, Russia and USA as a violin virtuoso, in 1886 he established the Ysaye Quartet. An international violin competition in Brussels was created for his memory in 1951, this became the violin section of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.

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