Folville, Juliette

Eugenie Emilie)


A famous woman violinist and pianist, who was born at Liege, Belgium. She has had a most successful and brilliant career on the concert stage, and is besides a talented composer, teacher and conductor. Her father, a lawyer and brilliant amateur musician, was her instructor from 1874, when she was four years old, in piano and solfeggio. She received her first lessons on the violin from Malherbes in Liege, and also studied under O. Musin and Cesar Thompson, making her debut at Liege as a concert violinist in 1879. The next year she began her career as a composer. She has given many concerts in France and Belgium and frequently directs her own orchestral works. She has conducted every year for several years at a concert of ancient music at the Liege Conservatory and has given clavecin recitals as well. In January, 1898, Mile. Folville was appointed professor of the piano at the Liege Conservatory. She has composed an opera, Atala, which was produced with success at Rouen in 1893; a march, parts of a symphony; a violin sonata; two sonatas for piano; three orchestral suites; a violin concerto; berceuse for violin; Suite Poetique for violin; Eva, a dramatic scene for soprano choir with piano; numerous pieces for the organ; much piano-music and many songs.