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Richard Luby International Violin Symposium | May 9 – 14, 2022

MUSC 103/MUSC 112 Individual & Group Lessons in Strings – 2 credits

Named in honor of its founder, violinist Richard Luby, the Symposium offers participants intensive instruction, performance opportunities, and exchange of interpretation ideas ranging across five centuries of violin repertoire. Artist-Faculty include Antti Tikkannen and Minna Pensola (Meta4Quartet, Sibelius Academy), Nicholas DiEugenio (UNC-CH), Aaron Berofsky (University of Michigan), Fabian Lopez (UNC-G), Timothy Kantor (University of Arizona), Shannon Thomas (Florida State) and Kevin Lawrence (UNCSA).

Course dates are May 9-14, with arrival on May 8 and departure on May 15. Program fee. Contact Assistant Professor Dr. Nicholas DiEugenio at

The Richard Luby International Violin Symposium includes:

  • daily private lessons
  • daily masterclasses
  • student performances
  • faculty performances
  • guest artist performances
  • HIP Bach perspectives
  • body awareness methods
  • practice techniques
  • performance psychology

LubyRichard Luby founded the Violin Symposium in 2008. Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1979-2013, Dr. Luby was a renowned violinist and a master teacher for over 40 years. Richard Luby had a special interest in the solo violin Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach and performed them, on baroque violin and modern violin, to widespread critical acclaim at the Wigmore Hall in London, Merkin Hall in New York, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, and throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

All course activities take place on the beautiful campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Kenan Music Building and Person Hall.

Public Events:

For a list of events, please click here. Events are free and open to the public. They are held in Person Recital Hall. Paid parking is available in Swain Lot after 5 p.m. or in lots on Rosemary Street (approx. five-minute walk).

Room and Board:

Housing will be available at a discounted rate in UNC dorms. Information can be found at:


Each session will count for two hours of academic credit.  The cost per credit hour for Summer School at UNC is:

In-state                                                                          Out-of-state                                                                        Program Fee

$255 undergraduate                                                     $660 undergraduate                                                             $100

$285 graduate                                                              $560 graduate

*These are 2019 rates. Check the UNC Summer School website for 2022 rate updates.


Tuition payment is made through UNC Summer School.  The program fee must be paid using this link. Please wait for program fee confirmation from the program director before paying your fees.

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Students must submit a short video of their two contrasting works, including one solo work (preferably Bach, Ysaye, or Bartok) to and complete the Applicant Information Form.

Deadline: March 15, 2022 (UNC Summer School registration deadline is April 29, 2022)

Artist Faculty:

Pensola and Tikkanen

Antti Tikkannen & Minna Pensola, violins
Meta4Quartet, Sibelius Academy
2022 Luby Guest Artists

Grace Park

Grace Park, violin
2022 Luby Guest Artist


Aaron Berofsky
University of Michigan
at Ann Arbor

Nicholas DiEugenio, Symposium Director
UNC Chapel Hill
Timothy Kantor
University of Arizona
Kevin Lawrence color
Kevin Lawrence
North Carolina School of the Arts
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Fabian Lopez
UNC Greensboro
Shannon Thomas
Florida State University