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George Enescu Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1881
Place of Birth Romania
Death day May 4, 1955 (73 years old)
Zodiac Sign Leo
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George Enescu

George Enescu, known in France as Georges Enesco, is a Romanian musician. Enescu is considered one of the greatest musicians in Romanian history; he is a composer, violinist, pianist, conductor and teacher. It appeared on five Romanian lei.

BornAugust 19, 1881, Liveni-Vârnav, Kingdom of Romania
DiedMay 4, 1955, Paris, France
NationalityRomanian
Other namesJurjac, Georges Enesco
CitizenshipRomania, France
Occupationmusician, composer
Notable workRomanian Rhapsodies
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About George Enescu

Considered one of the most important classical composers of the 20th century, he is remembered for his Romanian Rhapsody No. 1; Violin Sonata No. 3 in Primary A; Symphony No. 1 in E flat major; and many other works for orchestra, chamber, voice and piano.

George Enescu before fame

He began his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna at the age of 7. The youngest student ever to be trained at the prestigious school, he completed his studies with the composers Robert Fuchs and Sigismund Bachrich then entered the Conservatoire de Musique in Paris.

Achievement of George Enescu

In the early 1900s, he composed his only opera, Oedipus (a musical recounting a Greek tragedy).

George Enescu family life

He was born in Liveni, Romania.

Associations of George Enescu

A remarkable violin instructor and composer, Enescu taught the fine American artist Yehudi Menuhin, among other top students.

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  • George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra - The George Enescu Symphony Orchestra is a musical organization located in Bucharest, Romania. Founded on May 7, 1868 under the tutelage of Eduard Wachman, the Romanian Symphony Association with the aim of creating a permanent symphony orchestra in Bucharest.
  • Romanian classical violinist
  • Romanian classical pianist
  • Conductor Romania (music)
  • Romanian classical composers
  • Scholars from the École Normale de Musique in Paris
  • Full member of the Romanian Academy
  • Members of the House of Representatives (Romania)
  • 20th century classical violinist

Latest information about George Enescu updated on May 10 2021.

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