Ginette Neveu ( fr. Ginette Neveu ; August 11, 1919 , Paris - October 28, 1949 ) - French violinist .
|Date of Birth||August 11, 1919|
|Place of Birth||Paris|
|Date of death||October 28, 1949 (30 years)|
|Place of death||Azores|
Neveu was born in a musical family, she received her first violin lessons from her mother. In seven years, she made her debut in Paris with an orchestra conducted by Gabriel Piern . After graduating from Paris at the age of 11, where Jules Bushry and Marcel Chailly were her mentors, Neveu continued to improve her skills, first with George Enescu , then with Karl Flesch . In 1935 she gained world fame by winning the Wieniawski Violin Competition in Warsaw , leaving David Oistrakh in second place. Since that time, began her solo career. Concerts of Neveu in Poland , Germany ( 1935 ), USSR ( 1936 ), USA and Canada ( 1937 ) enjoyed great success. The outbreak of the Second World War interrupted her performances, but already in 1945 her first concert took place in London . Two years later, Neveu performed concerts in the USA and South America, having a great success everywhere. October 28, 1949 the plane of the company Air France , in which she, along with his brother Jean-Paul made another flight from Paris to the United States, crashed in the Azores . Of the 48 passengers aboard (among them was boxer Marcel Cerdan ), no one survived.
Buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery .
Neveu's game was distinguished by high virtuosity and a sense of style. Despite a very short creative career, music critics recognized her as one of the most talented performers of her time. Among the works performed by Neveu are concerts for violin and orchestra by Brahms and Sibelius , as well as works by Richard Strauss , Debussy , Chausson , Ravel . Francis Poulenc 's Sonata for Violin and Piano is dedicated to the memory of Neveu. A number of records made by her in the post-war years were released on CDs in the 1990s.
- M.-J. Ronze-Neveu : Ginette Neveu. - Paris, 1952
- Ginetette Neveu (eng.) On the Allmusic website