Charles Treger

The first (and so far, the only) American winner of the Wieniawski Competition, Charles Treger (b. 1935, d. 2023) proved the opinion that the listeners' intuition and aesthetic taste can coincide with the jury members' verdict. A fantastic talent, a unique personality, as an eleven-year-old he publicly performed Wieniawski's Concerto in D minor. Among his educators were Szymon Goldberg, Ivan Galamian and William Kroll. Although his virtuoso career did not assume world stature, when the Poznań audiences met him again, over 35 years later, they had an opportunity to see how outstanding and admirable violin player he was. And young apprentices of the violin art, who took part in the master class - how splendid an educator. For years he was Professor at Amherst University in Massachusetts.

Charles Treger passed away on January, 12 2023.


Charles Treger (USA) - Karol Szymanowski - Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61 - Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Robert Satanowski.mp3 18.98 MB

Rec. competition presentation (1962).