Grzhimali, Ivan

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Grzhimali, Ivan Voitsekhovich


Born Apr. 13, 1844, in Plzen, Bohemia; died Jan. 11 (24), 1915, in Moscow. Russian violinist and teacher. A Czech by nationality.

The son of a musician, Grzhimali graduated from the Prague Conservatory in 1861 from the class of the violinist M. Mildner. He then became concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra and taught at the conservatory in Amsterdam; he also gave concerts. Grzhimali began teaching at the Moscow Conservatory in 1869, becoming a professor in 1874. He performed both as soloist and conductor, was concertmaster of a symphony orchestra (1874–1905), and led the string quartet of the Moscow section of the Russian Society of Music. Grzhimali developed his own teaching methods, which became known as the Moscow school. His pupils included S. K. Bartsevich, K. M. Dumchev, Iu. E. Konius, D. S. Krein, L. S. Liuboshits, A. Ia. Mogilevskii, A. A. Pechnikov, M. I. Press, and M. G. Erdenko. Grzhimali wrote a number of instrumental pieces for teaching the playing of the violin.


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