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JENŐ HUBAY - VIOLINIST

Autographed 4” x 6” postcard photograph by Angelo of Pest, February 26, 1923. 

Hubay (1858 - 1937) was destined to become a violinist. His father Karl Hubay, his first teacher was a violin professor at the Budapest Conservatory, later its’ Director. He made his public debut at eleven.  He was sent to Berlin to study with Joachim from 1873-1876.  He returned to Hungary where Liszt was living at the time and after performing for Franz Liszt, he was instructed to go to Paris with a letter from Liszt, where he became a favorite in the various salons of the time.  When he made his highly acclaimed public Paris debut with the Orchestre Pasdeloup, Henri Vieuxtemps was in the audience.  Vieuxtemps took him on as his final teacher where Hubay became his  favorite pupil and in 1882 he succeeded him as Professor of Violin at the Royal Brussels Conservatoire. While in Brussels he formed his first string quartet.   He returned to Budapest as a favor to the Culture Minister in 1886 where he succeeded his father as a Professor of Violin at the Liszt Academy. He then formed the first Budapest String Quartet, which was also known as the Hubay String Quartet and the Hubay-Popper String Quartet.  The Quartet consisted of Hubay as first violinist, Victor v. Herzfeld second violinist, violist Josef Waldbauer and cellist David Popper.  Brahms acclaimed the Quartet to be the finest he ever heard, which was saying a lot considering his relationship with Joseph Joachim.  Hubay utilized the Quartet to keep his hand in the game as he gave up the life of a touring violinist for pedagogy. Eventually in 1919, he became the Director of the Liszt Academy which he held until 1934.  

As professor, his pupils rank as among the best trained of the late 19th and 2oth Century.  They included,  Jelly d’Aranyi, American Auer pupil Eddy Brown, Adila Fachiri, Andre Gertler, Stefi Geyer, Janos Koncz, Wanda Luzzato, conductor Eugene Ormandy, Isvan Partos, Erna Rubinstein, Zoltan Szekely, Josef Szigeti, Gerhard Taschner, Emil Telmanyi, Tibor Varga, Sandor Vegh, Franz v. Vecsey and Ede Zathureczky among the many.

As a composer, Hubay was surprisingly prolific, including three symphonies, four numbered violin concertos and one unnumbered, nine operas, numerous chamber works, solo works and choral works.      

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