Boehm, Joseph


Well-known violinist and teacher. He was born at Pesth and studied first with his father and later with Rode. Began his career in 1815, at Vienna, after which he spent several years making concert tours in Italy. After returning to Vienna, in 1819, he was appointed professor of the violin in the Conservatory of Vienna. And in 1821 he became a member of the Imperial band. From 1823 to 1825 he again made successful concert tours. It was a teacher, however, that he was best known and among his many famous pupils were Ernst, Joachim, Hellmesberger, Singer and Straus. He published about twenty compositions for the violin which are of no special importance.