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violinist , teacher

Ovide Musin, Belgian violinist, teacher. Decorated Commander Order of the Crown and Officer Order of Leopold (Belgian); Commander Order of the Nisham Uftikar (French); also Officer Public Instruction of France, Holland, etc.


Musin, Ovide was born on September 22, 1854 in Nandrin, suburb of Liege, Belgium. Son of Jaques and Louise (de Mille) Musin.


Graduate with highest distinction, Royal Conservatory, Liege, 1868. Pupil of Henri Leonard.


Toured widely as soloist in Europe, also with leading singers and pianists. First came to the United States, 1884, and later appeared with own concert company in the leading cities of the United States, Canada and Mexico, and made 2 tours of the world. Special virtuoso professor of violin, by appointment of King Leopold, Royal Conservatory, Liege, 1899-1908.

Resigned to establish Belgian Violin School in New York City.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Henri Leonard) Belgian School for Violin (4 vols.). Composer: (violin solos) Caprice de Concert, Northern 1 and Northern 2, with Orchestra. Mazurka Romantique

    • Mazurka de Bravoure Northern 2.

      Valse de Concert

    • Lullaby and Prayer. Wrote life story, “My Memories,” public of own works.


Married Annie Louise Hodges-Tanner (soprano), October 7, 1891.

Jaques Musin

Louise (de Mille) Musin

Annie Louise Hodges-Tanner