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Articles Tagged with Hungary

“Lovely to the Ears”

An interview with Eva Szekely , Professor, School of Music

Fifth-year senior Mitchell Drury stands upright with his violin resting on his shoulder. He zeroes in on a sheet of music and begins playing the notes, carefully gliding his bow across the violin’s strings. His teacher, MU violin and chamber music professor Eva Szekely, hums to her student’s rhythmic tranquility. “The note before is the one you want to emphasize. Sustain without rushing,” Szekely instructs her intrepid pupil. “That’s beautiful.” Drury plays a work by renowned nineteenth-century violinist/composer Niccolò Paganini, one of Szekely’s favorite composers.

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Finding Her Passion

From an interview with Eva Szekely , Professor, School of Music

When she was six years old, Szekely’s father gave her a violin. Though she loved to sing, she eventually realized that singing was not for her, but playing the small, stringed instrument fit perfectly. “I took to it like a fish to water,” she recalls.