More information on the Richard Luby Violin Symposium and the event schedule are available on the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music’s website.
When talented, passionate people gather together, whether they be tennis players, biologists, or musicians, competition often ensues along with a pressure to perform perfectly or present their best.
Dr. Richard Luby, an accomplished musician and master teacher at UNC-Chapel Hill, dreamed to create something different—an environment in which musicians might work and grow together. He realized that dream in creating the Richard Luby Violin Symposium, which is still going strong as it approaches its 10th anniversary.
The symposium admits 20 students each summer for a week of intensive master classes, lessons, and performances. One of the main goals of the symposium is to allow students to practice the violin in the context of a community.
“The environment is such that the joy of music is the primary objective rather than some sense of perfection or some sense of self-satisfaction in high achieving,” says Assistant Professor Nicholas DiEugenio, director of the symposium.