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Georges Enesco

Georges Enesco, famous Romanian violinist, conductor, teacher and composer, was born in Liveni-Virnav on August 19, 1881. He began playing the piano when he was 4, taking lessons with a Gypsy violinist, Nicolas Chioru, and composing when he was 5. On August 5, 1889, Enesco made his formal debut as a violinist in Slanic, Moldavia. At the time he was studying violin with S. Bachrich, J.