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Arthur Grumiaux Arthur Grumiaux

Birth: March 21, 1921 in Villers-Perwin

Death: October 16, 1986 in Brussels, Belgium

Nationality: Belgian

Occupation: violinist

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Grumiaux, Arthur, eminent Belgian violinist; b. Villers-Perwin, March 21, 1921; d. Brussels, Oct. 16, 1986.

He studied violin and piano with Fernand Quinet at the Charleroi Conservatory and violin with Alfred Dubois at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels; also took private lessons in composition with Enesco in Paris. In 1940 he was awarded the Prix de Virtuosité from the Belgian government. In 1949 he was appointed professor of violin at the Royal Conservatory In 1973 he was knighted by King Baudouin for his services to music; he thus shared the title of baron with Paganini. His performances were characterized by a studied fidelity to the composer's intentions, assured technical command, and a discerning delineation of the inner structures of music.

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Bibliography
L. and M. Winthrop, A. G.: GLOIRE DE L'ÉCOLE BELGE DU VIOLON (Lausanne, 1996).

Source: "Arthur Grumiaux." BAKER'S BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF MUSICIANS®, Centennial Edition. Nicolas Slonimsky, Editor Emeritus. Schirmer, 2001. Reprinted by permission of The Gale Group.

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