Monday, January 28, 2013

Ysaye, Eugene

Eugene Ysaye(1858-1931), Belgian violinist and composer, began his violin lesson from his father, then with Wieniawski and Vieuxtemps, taught at the Brussels Conservatory, toured Europe, Russia and US as a violin virtuoso. In 1886 he established the Ysaye Quartet. In 1951 an International Violin Competition in Brussels was created for his memory, this became the violin section of the Queen Elizabeth Music Competition which takes place once every 4 years. He composed violin concertos and violin solo pieces.

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