Jean Baptiste Colyns

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Jean-Baptiste Colyns

Jean-Baptiste Colyns (25 November 1834 - 31 October 1902) was a Belgian violinist, violin teacher and conductor.

Biography

Jean-Baptiste Colyns was a child prodigy on the violin, entering Nicoals Lambert Wéry's class at the Brussels Royal Conservatory at a very early age. He received his diploma at the age of 16 and began teaching six years later, first as an assistant and climbing to the position of professor of violin and instrumental chamber music before he retired at 1902. His teaching at the Brussels Conservatory was interrupted for one year in 1873 and in 1888 he was named violin teacher in the Antwerp Royal Conservatory. He was also active as a conductor and a soloist touring England, France, Germany and the Netherlands. His compositions are mostly salon pieces for violin as well as a violin concerto and two operas.

Teachers

Teaching

  • 1856-1902 - Brussels Royal Conservatory
    • 1856-1860 - Répétiteur de violon
    • 1860-1863 - Professeur-adjoint de violon
    • 1863-1872 - Professeur de violon
    • 1872-1902 - Professeur de violon et d'ensemble instrumental (was inactive from January 1873 to January 1874)
  • 1888-???? - Antwerp Royal Conservatory

Pieces de concours

  • Concours de Violon 1864, Classe de M. Colyns (BBc ARC-M-90)
  • Concours de Violon 1865, Classe de M. Colyns (BBc ARC-M-90)
  • Concours de Violon 1867, Classe de M. Colyns (BBc ARC-M-90)
  • Concours de Violon 1868, Classe de M. Colyns (BBc ARC-M-90)
  • Concours de Violon 1870, Classe de M. Collyns (BBc ARC-M-95)

Notable Students

Works

Works with opus numbers

  • 2 - Histoire en deux couplets Morceau de salon (B-Bc 25111, B-Bc BV-10-5139 (7))
  • 4 - Variations sur l'Air National Anglais God Save the Queen (B-Bc 25111)

Works without opus numbers

  • Morceau de concert (NL-DHk)
  • 12 Duos pour deux violons progressifs 9 en trois parties et 3 en quatre paties (B-Bc 55879)
  • Feuilles d'album (B-Bc 55876)
  • Feuilles d'album (B-Bc 55877)
  • Feuilles d'album (B-Bc 48417)
  • Feuilles d'album (B-Bc 12606)
  • Andante cantabile (B-Bc 55878)
  • 1er concerto (B-Bc 12632, B-Bc BV-10-5139 (8))
  • Overture (B-Bc OMO 533)

As Editor

  • Händel Sechs Sonaten (B-Bc 5705, B-Bc E6271)

Unlocated works

  • Sir William (opera, 1877)
  • Capitaine Raymond (opera, 1881)
  • Fantaisie brillante
  • Dragons de villars
  • Morceau de concert
  • 4 Petits morceaux de concert
  • 3 Duos concertantes
  • Andante et polonaise