Arbos, E. Fernandez


Eminent contemporary Spanish violinist and teacher, professor of violin at the Royal College of Music, London. He is also a composer; the author of songs; several trios f9r piano and strings; Affective violin pieces; the comic, opera Centro de la Tierra; and other 1 works. He is specially distinguished as a teacher, of very wide experience and much power. Senor Arbos was born in Madrid, and at an early age became a pupil at the Madrid Conservatory. Here he studied under Monasterio, the noted violinist, proving a pupil of unusual ability. Monasterio interested the royal family in his behalf, and he was enabled by them to go to the Conservatory at Brussels for four years' further study, where Vieuxtemps and Gevaert were his teachers. Then followed three years with Joachim, in Berlin, after which he toured in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland and Poland, and in 1891, played in London. During his residence in Berlin, he was for a time leader of the Philharmonic Society there, and has held the post of violin professor at the Hamburg and Madrid Conservatories.