The Violin Teachings of D.C. Dounis

March 10, 2019, 11:29 PM · Demetrius Constantine Dounis (1886-1954) was an influential Greek violin pedagogue of the twentieth century. His treatises on violin technique cover many areas, but he was mainly known for his approach to the proper ergonomics of violin playing, as well as the development of muscular strength and flexibility in different parts of the hand.

Trained in Vienna with František Ond?í?ek, Dounis later enrolled as a medical student at the University of Vienna. His enthusiasm towards the physical aspects of violin playing may have stemmed from his medical studies. He worked as the professor of violin at the Salonika Conservatory in Greece before relocating to England and subsequently the United States.

Read the brief surveys on his pedagogy publications HERE.

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