Eugene Drucker
violin | United States of America, °1952
 
VIOLIN 1976 : Eighth Prize
Violinist Eugene Drucker, a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, is also an active soloist. He has appeared with the orchestras of Montreal, Brussels, Antwerp, Liege, Hartford, Richmond, Omaha, Jerusalem and the Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as with the American Symphony Orchestra and Aspen Chamber Symphony. A graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Oscar Shumsky, he was concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, with which he appeared as soloist several times. He made his New York debut as a Concert Artists Guild winner in the fall of 1976, after having won prizes at the Montreal Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition.

Eugene Drucker has recorded the complete unaccompanied works of Bach, recently reissued by Parnassus Records, and the complete sonatas and duos of Bartók for Biddulph Recordings. His novel, The Savior, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2007 and has recently appeared in a German translation called Wintersonate, published by Osburg Verlag in Berlin. His compositional debut, a setting of four sonnets by Shakespeare, was premiered by baritone Andrew Nolen and the Escher String Quartet at Stony Brook in 2008; the songs have appeared as part of a 2-CD release called "Stony Brook Soundings," issued by Bridge Recordings in the spring of 2010.
Audio
Program
Final (29/05/1976)
Jacqueline Fontyn Concerto
Béla Bartók Tempo di ciaccona
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35
Eugene Drucker, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Georges Octors
Semi-final (13/05/1976)
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in G major op. 27/5
Franklin Gyselynck Ballade
Maurice Ravel Tzigane
Franz Schubert Rondo brillant in B minor op. 70 D 895
Eugene Drucker, violin
Relive the performances of Piano 2021
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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