• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

German Composer Max Bruch was Born in 1838

Bruch's concertos for violin, viola, and cello have maintained their popularity to this day


Max Bruch composed over 200 works, including two violin concertos, the "Scottish Fantasy" for Violin and Orchestra, "Romance" for Viola and Orchestra, and "Kol Nidrei" for Cello and Orchestra.

Born on January 6, 1838, in Cologne, Bruch studied composition with Heinrich Breidenstein and Ferdinand Hiller. Greatly influenced by the works of Mendelssohn and Schumann, his first symphony received its premiere when he was just 14 years old.

Bruch enjoyed a fruitful professional career, with his works being performed throughout Europe and America. He is best known for his violin and cello concertos, and his secular oratorios.

Throughout his life, he also found an important source of his music in folk songs, on which many of his melodies are based.

Later in life, he was involved with the Liverpool Philharmonic Society from 1880 to 1883, and served as a teacher at the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin from 1892, where Vaughan Williams was among his pupils. He retired from his post in 1911. Bruch died on October 2, 1920, in Berlin.



upcoming events

april 2024

23aprAll Day26Lyon International Chamber Music Competition(All Day) Université Lumière Lyon 2, 18 quai Claude Bernard 69365 Lyon, FranceEvent Type :competitions Event Tagschamber music,chamber music competition,Lyon International Chamber Music CompetitionFOLLOW

may 2024

06may01junQueen Elisabeth Violin Competition(may 6) 12:00 am - (june 1) 11:59 pm Flagey ASBL-VZW, Pl. Sainte-Croix, 1050 Bruxelles, BelgiumEvent Type :competitions Event Tagscompetition,Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition,violinFOLLOW

07mayAll Day13Prague Spring International Violin Competition(All Day) Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábř. 79/12, 110 00 Staré město-Staré Město, CzechiaEvent Type :competitions Event TagsPrague Spring International Violin Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW

10mayAll Day1251st Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition(All Day) University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USAEvent Type :competitions Event TagsFischoff Chamber Music CompetitionFOLLOW

27mayAll Day31New York Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027Event Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right