Violinist Michael Grube performing at Nunraw Abbey, 26th July


Nunraw Abbey
Thursday 26 July 2018 at 6.45 pm


Donations taken at the end of the concert (Light refreshments provided).


1) Giuseppe TARTINI: “Tasso-Sonata” in D major
(1692 – 1770) Andante cantabile – Allegro assai –
Tasso: Venetian Gondolier Song – Moderato. Allegro assai.

2) Max-Ludwig GRUBE: Sonata No. 1 for violin solo (1925 – 1994) Grave – Presto – Intermezzo –
Passacaglia on B-A-C-H (dedicated to his son Michael).

3) Niccolo PAGANINI: Caprice No. 20 in D major
(1782 – 1840).

4) Gerhard TRACK: Variations on an Afghan folk song (*1934 Wien) (dedicated to Michael Grube).

5) Henri WIENIAWSKI: Andante con espressione
(1835 – 1880) from Etudes-Caprices op.8.

6) Eugene YSAYE: Sonata op. 27/3 “Ballade”
(in one single movement) (1858 – 1931) (dedicated to violinist and composer G. Enespcu) Prélude Nr. 5.

7) Johann Sebastian BACH: Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 (1685 – 1750) Allemande-Courante-Sarabande-Gigue Chaconne.

Michael Grube – Biographical details:

During his 2018 European concert tour, the internationally renowned and world famous violin virtuoso Michael Grube (Quito, Ecuador), who is considered one of the great violinists of our time, will perform a solo recital with masterpieces of J. S. Bach (Partita D-minor with the famous Chaconne), Paganini, Tartini, Ysaye, Wieniawski, Max-Ludwig Grube and Gerhard Track. His violin was made by the Nicolo Amati family.

Born in 1954, Michael Grube began to play the violin when he was four. Both of his parents were musicians and he received his first training from his father. After a distinguished graduation, Michael Grube studied with some of the most famous violinists and teachers of the time: Max Rostal (Berne), Ivan Galamian (New York) and Henryk Szeryng (Paris, Mexico).
He also studied composition and musicology, his doctorate (USA) is in Philosophy of Music. Michael Grube has given concerts as an invited soloist in a hundred and ten countries of all continents. In addition to many flattering notices, his performances have won him numerous prizes, diplomas and awards of honorary-citizenship. In 2003, he was elected “International Musician of the Year” (violin) in Great Britain.