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Lajos Garam, musician, educator. Decorated Cross of Merit Order White Rose Finland; recipient medal, Association Finnish Folk High Schools, 1995, Martin Wegelius medal, Sibelius Academy, 1999. Volunteer worker Finnish Red Cross; Member of Ordo Saneti Constantini Magni-Order, Sibelius Academy Teachers Association, Finnish Teachers Association, European String Teachers Association (president Finnish branch 1993-1996).

Background

Garam, Lajos was born on June 10, 1939 in Eger, Hungary. Arrived in Finland, 1943. Son of Lajos János Garam and Sole Kyllikki Kallioniemi.

Education

Violin studies, Universities Cologne, Brussels, Budapest. Violin studies, master courses in Germany, Switzerland, Finland and United States, 1962—1973. Final diploma in violin, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 1965.

Doctor of Music, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 1990.

Career

Violinist Finnish Radio Symph. Orchestra, Helsinki, 1961—1964. Leader Kotka (Finland) City Orchestra, 1965—1967, Jyvaskyla (Finland) City Orchestra, 1967—1970.

Lecturer in violin playing and pedagogy Turku (Finland) Music Conservatory, 1970—1973, Bergen (Norway) Music Conservatory, 1973—1975, Sibelius Academy, since 1975. Director violin clinic, Hanko, Finland, 1981—1990. Head Cremona Foundation, Helsinki, 1992—1995.

Head soloist department Sibelius Academy, 1993—1996. Lecturer violin pedagogy music conservatories in Finland, Estonia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, United States of America and Norway. Second lieutenant Finnish Army, 1958-1959, Hamina.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Fundamentals of Violin Playing, 1972, Violin Teaching, 1984, Magic of Bow, 1995, Masters of Violin, 1985, The Upbringing of a Talented Violinist, 2000, Cantabile, 2007. Contributor articles to professional journals. Performer: 3 recordsof violin masterpieces, 1977-1985, numerous concerts in several European countries, 1965-1995.

Membership

Volunteer worker Finnish Red Cross. Member of Ordo Saneti Constantini Magni-Order, Sibelius Academy Teachers Association, Finnish Teachers Association, European String Teachers Association (president Finnish branch 1993-1996).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Literature, swimming, running, painting.

Connections

Married Mervi Anita Moisio, May 13, 1979. Children: Virva Camilla, Leo Richard. Married Maria Toini Jussila, February 24, 1962 (divorced 1976).

Children: Tea Hannele, Markus, Toni Miklós.

father:
Lajos János Garam

mother:
Sole Kyllikki Kallioniemi

spouses:
Mervi Anita Moisio

Maria Toini Jussila

children:
Toni Miklós Garam

Tea Hannele Garam

Virva Camilla Garam

Leo Richard Garam

Markus Garam