University of Leeds



August Wilhelmj

b. Usingen, Duchy of Nassau, Sept. 21, 1845 d. London, Jan. 22, 1908

Teachers: Konrad Fischer (Wiesbaden) before 1860, violin. Ferdinand David (1861-3), violin. Moritz Hauptmann, E.F. Richter (1861-3), theory and composition. Joachim Raff (1864), composition.

Mentors: Henriette Sontag, Franz Liszt.

Family: Charlotte Petry, mother, pianist - a pupil of Chopin. Adolf Wilhelmj, son, violinist, b. 1872, taught in Belfast. Martella Mansch-Jerret, second wife, pianist.

Associates: Jenny Lind, Charles Santley, Joachim, Berlioz, Wagner.

Professional Appointments: Leader of Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, 1876, Professor of violin, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, 1984-1908.

Pupils: Nahen Franko, Donald Hein, Aylmer Buesst, Jessie Grimson,Evangeline Anthony, Sarah Fennings.


  • Bach: Chaconne, from Partita No 2, BWV 1004 (Schlesinger, 1897).
  • Beethoven: Romances, Op 40 and 50 (Schott, 1909).
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Op 61 (Peters, c. 1883).
  • BĂ©riot: Duo for violin and piano (unspecified).
  • Schubert: Duo for violin and piano (Sonata, D 574?) (Carl Fischer, 1909).
  • Svendsen: Romance (Schott, 1891).
  • Tchaikovsky: Concerto, Op 35 (Schott, 1910 - N.B. this revises the composer's text, but is different from the Auer edition).