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Galamian, Ivan
US-American/Russian
b 05.02.1902 Täbris
d 14.04.1981 New York
V ex Walton 1680 Amati, Nicolá
Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 277

Teachers:
  • Capet, Lucien - Paris
 

Galimir, Felix
US-American/Austrian
b 12.05.1910 Vienna

V Woolhouse 1720 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Garrett, David
German/American
b 04.09.1980 Aachen

V - ? Vuillaume, G. B.
V San Lorenzo 1718 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Gawriloff, Saschko
German
b 20.10.1929 Leipzig

V - ? Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Gendron, Maurice
French
b 26.12.1920 Nice
d 20.08.1990 Grez-sur-Loing
C ex Gendron 1693 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] 289; Denton, David:  Maria Kliegel: cellist reborn[33]

Dedicated works:
  • Françaix, Jean:Fantasie
  • Françaix, Jean:Konzertvariationen
  • Hindemith, Paul:Violin Concerto no. 2
  • Puolenc, Francis:Serenade
 

Gerle, Robert
US-American/Hungarian
b 01.04.1924 Abazzia, Italy

V - 1733 Klotz, Georg
V ex Hubay, ex Gerle 1726 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Gerle's teacher Géza de Kresz was a pupil of Hubay and Sevcik. Gerle as a child is said to have heard Hubay play the instrument he would own many years later. After a recital with the cellist Piatigorsky the audience was so impressed with the affinity between Gerle and his instrument, the ex Hubay, that several members of the Board of the San Diego Symphony decided to help him acquire it. Originally Gerle did not want accept such an obligation and asked Piatigorsky for guidance, who meant: 'You must not let such a rare and great opportunity to go by, even if you have to rob a bank, you must accept the offer. One way or the other, you will find a way to pay back the loan".
With ownership came curiosity and Mr. Gerle began with the research of the instrument's provenance. He traced the way the ex Hubay went and found out that it formerly had been owned by Paganini. O´Neill Beall, Judson:  Robert Gerle.[118]
Unfortunately Mr. Gerle had to part with his instrument - and inseparable companion for over 30 years - due to a shoulder injury, which put an end to his career as a violinist.Gerle, Robert:  Letter to José Sánchez-Penzo dated September 13, 1998 (unpublished).[60]

Being both a performer and conductor Mr. Gerle has recorded extensively. Besides this he has published 2 violin teaching books:

  • The Art of Bowing Practice
    Stainer & Bell, Ltd. Publishers, London
  • The Art of Practising the Violin
    Stainer & Bell, Ltd. Publishers, London
Teachers:
  • Kresz, Géza de - Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest
 

Geyer, Stefi
?
b ??.??.1888
d ??.??.1956
V - - Unknown
Remarks:

Grünberg, Max:  Meister der Violine[65] p 199; Bónis, Ferenc:  Béla Bartók[18] pp 14, 15, 20, 82, 83

Teachers:
  • Hubay, Jenö - Budapest
Dedicated works:
  • Bartok, Bela: Concerto for Violin and Orch. No. 1
 

Gingold, Josef
US-American/Russian
b 28.10.1909 Brest-Litowsk
d 11.01.1995 Bloomington, Indiana USA
V Martinelli 1683 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Gitlis, Ivry
Israelian
b 22.08.1922 Haifa

V Sancy 1713 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

Teachers:
  • Flesch, Carl
  • Enescu, George
  • Thibaud, Jacques
  • Pashkus, Théodore
Dedicated works:
  • Maderna, Bruno: Pičce pour Ivry
 

Giuranna, Bruno
Italian
b 06.04.1933 Milano

Va - 1690 Tononi
Remarks:

-

 

Gluzman, Vadim
Israelian
b ??.??.????

V - 1711 Guarneri, Pietro
V Auer 1690 Strad., A.
Remarks:

On the Auer 1690 Strad Gluzman says: 'To play on such an instrument is a great honor for any artist. It has allowed me to bring to physical reality a great deal of my conception of violin sound. When I picked up this violin and the first notes emanated from my bow, I understood my life had changed. I felt that my musical ideas coul flow from then on without barriers.'


Doring, Ernest N.:   How Many Strads? - Our Heritage from the Master[42] p 446
 

Goldberg, Szymon
US-American/Polish
b 01.06.1909 Wloclaweck
d 19.07.1993 Toyama (Japan)
V Baron Vita 1734 Guarn. d. G.
Remarks:

-

 

Gordon, Jacques

b ??.??.????

V De Rougemont 1703 Strad., A.
V Tom Taylor 1732 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Goritzki, Johannes
German
b ??.??.1942 Tübingen

C - 1730 Goffriller
Remarks:

-

 

Gotkovsky, Nell
French
b 26.09.1939 Athis-Mons

V - 1770 Guadagnini
Remarks:

-

 

Grevesmühl, Maria
German
b ??.??.????
d 1996 Bremen
V Muir-Mackenzie 1694 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Professor Grevesmühl, one of the most notable violin teachers in Germany, was murdered 1996 by a Romanian fellow who took her Strad away. The Strad:  The Strad, June 1998[176]

 

Grümmer, Paul
German
b 26.02.1879 Gera
d 30.10.1965 Zug (CH)
C Stanlein 1707 Strad., A.
Remarks:

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Grumiaux, Arthur
Belgian
b 21.03.1921 Villers-Perwin
d 16.10.1986 Brussels
V Hemmel 1744 Guarn. d. G.
V Titan 1727 Strad., A.
V Titian 1715 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 322

Teachers:
  • Dubois, Alfred - Brussels Conservatoire
  • Enescu, George - Paris
 

Gulli, Franco
Italian
b 01.09.1926 Trieste

V - 1747 Guadagnini
Remarks:

-

   

Haendel, Ida
English/Pole
b 15.12.1928 Chelm, Poland

V - 1696 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 332; Habenicht, Erika:  Zeitzeugen im Gespräch: die Geigerin Ida Haendel[67]

Teachers:
  • Flesch, Carl
  • Enescu, George
 

Hagner, Viviane
German
b ??.??.1976 Munich

V - 1663 Guarn., Andrea
V Berlin Hochschule 1709 Strad., A.
V Sasserno 1717 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

Teachers:
  • Jaffé, Abraham - Berlin
  • Brandis, Thomas - Berlin
  • Liberman, Viktor -Amsterdam
  • Kopec, Patinka - New York
  • Zukerman, Pinchas - New York
 

Harrell, Lynn
US-American
b 30.01.1944 New York

C - 1720 Montagnana, Domenico
C Jacqueline du Pré 1673 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Lynn Harrell named his Stradivarius Cello, he owned after Ms. du Pré's death, Jacqueline du Pré. Harrell, Lynn:  Interview for a Danish radio station[71]

 

Harth, Sidney
US-American
b 05.10.1929 Cleveland

V Comte D`Armaille 1737 Strad., A.
Remarks:

-

 

Hasson, Maurice
Venezuelan/French
b 06.07.1934 Berck-Plage

V - 1727 Strad., A.
V - 1981 Vatelot, Etienne
Remarks:

-

 

Hattori, Joji
Japanese
b ??.??.???? ???

V Haemmerle 1733 Guarn. d. G.
Remarks:

Hattori, Joji:   Joji Hattori official website[72]

Teachers:
  • Küchel, Rainer - Musikhochschule in Vienna
  • Krebbers, Hermann
  • Schwalbé, Michel
  • Spivakov, Vladimir
 

Hausmann, Robert
German
b ??.??.1852
d ??.??.1909 ?
C Hausmann 1724 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Robert Hausmann, member of the Joachim Quartett, was given this instrument by George Hausmann, his uncle. He played on it at the premiere of Brahms' Double Concerto, op. 102, which took place on 18 October 1887 at Cologne with Joachim playing the violin part and Brahms conducting. He also premiered with it Brahms' Second Cello Sonata, op. 99, with the composer at the piano. Berlin Classics:  Booklet of the recording Schubert-Brahms[13]; Deutsche Grammophon:  Booklet of the recording Brahms - Double Concerto[36]

Dedicated works:
  • Brahms, Johannes:Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Op. 99
 

Heifetz, Jascha
US-American/Russian
b 02.02.1901 Vilna
d 10.12.1987 Los Angeles
V David 1742 Guarn. d. G.
V Dolphin 1714 Strad., A.
V Heifetz-Piel 1731 Strad., A.
Remarks:

The first performance of Mendelsohn's Concerto for Violin and Orch. No. 2 was played by Ferdinand David with the Guarneri del Gesú from 1742, later owned by Sarasate and Heifetz. Paris, Alain:  Lexikon der Interpreten klassischer Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[119], p 317

Mr. Bloomfield of Los Angeles purchased the Heifetz-Piel for Heifetz. Henley, William:  Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments[74], p 82

 

Henkel, Christoph
German
b 26.09.1946 Marburg

C ex Barbirolli 1700 Goffriller
Remarks:

-

 

Hess, Willy
German
b 14.07.1839 Mannheim
d 17.02.1939 Berlin
V - ? Guadagnini
Remarks:

-

 

Hoelscher, Ulf
German
b 17.01.1942 Kitzingen

V - 1742 Guarn. d. G.
V Tritton 1730 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Paris, Alain:  Klassische Musik im 20. Jahrhundert[120] p 355

Teachers:
  • Masurat, Bruno - Heidelberg Conservatoire
  • Rostal, Max
  • Gingold, Joseph - University of Indiana
  • Galamian, Ivan - Curtis Institute of Philadelphia
  • Makanowitzky, Paul - Curtis Institute of Philadelphia
 

Hoffman, Gary
US-American
b 24.06.1956 Vancouver

C - 1662 Amati, Nicolá
Remarks:

-

 

Hu, Nai-Yuan
Taiwan
b ??.??.???? Taiwan

V ex Hubay, ex Gerle 1726 Strad., A.
Remarks:

In 2001 Hu appeared as the rooftop violinist in the movie 'Kate & Leopold'. Taipei Cultural Center:    Taiwan Connection[167]

Teachers:
  • Erle, Broadus
  • Silverstein, Joseph
  • Gingold, Josef - Indiana University
 

Hubay, Jenö
Hungarian
b 15.09.1858 Budapest
d 12.03.1937 Vienna
V - ? Guarneri, Pietro
V ex Hubay, ex Gerle 1726 Strad., A.
Remarks:

Grünberg, Max:  Meister der Violine[65] p 199

Teachers:
  • Jocahim, Joseph - Berlin
  • Vieuxtemps, Henri - Paris

Pupils:

  • Eldering, Bram
  • Geyer, Stefi
  • Szigéti, Jósefz
  • Varga, Tibor
  • Vecsey, Franz von
 

Hubermann, Bronislaw
Polish
b 19.12.1882 Czestochowa
d 15.06.1947 Corsier s. Vevey
V Gibson ex Hubermann 1713 Strad., A.
V Gibson 1734 Guarn. d. G.
V Hubermann, ex Kreisler 1733 Strad., A.
Remarks:

George Alfred Gibson was a famous English violinist. Hubermann was stolen the Gibson twice: 1919 and 1936. It reappeared 1987. For more details look at "The Way The Gibson Went": Bill Palmer: Twice stolen.

   

Isserlis, Steven
English
b 19.12.1958 London

C - 1745 Guadagnini
C - 1740 Montagnana, Domenico
C De Munck 1730 Strad., A.
Remarks:

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