• University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (map)
  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • United States

Named in honor of its founder, violinist Richard Luby, the Symposium offers participants an intensive one-week immersion focused on individual instrumental and musical growth within the context of a supportive and nurturing atmosphere.

The Symposium includes:

  • daily private lessons

  • daily masterclasses

  • student performances

  • faculty performances

  • guest artist performances

  • HIP Bach perspectives

  • body awareness methods

  • practice techniques

  • performance psychology

Richard Luby founded the Violin Symposium in 2008. Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1979-2013, Dr. Luby was a renowned violinist and a master teacher for over 40 years. Richard Luby had a special interest in the solo violin Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach and performed them, on baroque violin and modern violin, to widespread critical acclaim at the Wigmore Hall in London, Merkin Hall in New York, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, and throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

All course activities take place on the beautiful campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Kenan Music Building and Person Hall.

Public Events:

For a list of events, please click here. Events are free and open to the public. They are held in Person Recital Hall. Paid parking is available in Swain Lot after 5 p.m. or in lots on Rosemary Street (approx. five minute walk).

Artist Faculty:

Paul Kantor
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
2018 Luby Guest Artist

Aaron Berofsky
University of Michigan
at Ann Arbor

Nicholas DiEugenio, Symposium Director
UNC Chapel Hill

Shannon Thomas

Florida State University

Kevin Lawrence
North Carolina School of the Arts

Fabian Lopez
UNC Greensboro

For more information, go to UNC.