Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wieniawski, Henryk


(1835-1880)
Polish violinist and composer, debut at St. Petersburg at the age of 13, studied in Paris Conservatory; won 1st prize in 1846; in 1860 as solo-violinist for Czar, taught at the St. Petersburg and Brussels conservatories, toured US with Rubinstein. He composed 2 violin concertos, and violin pieces.

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