George Neikrug 100

Edited: March 8, 2019, 3:07 PM · Master cellist and pedagogue George Neikrug celebrated his 100th birthday on March 7.

Born in New York, George Neikrug was a pupil of the legendary Emanuel Feuermann In 1943, he met the well-known pedagogue D.C. Dounis, whose revolutionary approach to the problems of string playing and teaching influenced him to completely revamp his playing and create the unique style he has retained to this day. This association lasted for a period of fifteen years, and Neikrug felt such a debt to Dounis for all the knowledge and skills he had learned that he resolved to devote his life to teaching at schools, such as Boston University, and giving master classes all over the world. He is still teaching.

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March 8, 2019, 3:45 PM · That's impressive, Bruce - who would be able to do this at that age! Guess it's helping him to stay in shape...
March 9, 2019, 1:38 PM · Happy to hear that he made it to his 100th! Does anyone here have mr. Neikrugs contact information? It would be a dream come true to be taught by him! What about you, Bruce?


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