Eugene Drucker's parents had to emigrate in 1938 because of anti-Semitism in Germany during the Nazi era and thus escaped the Holocaust . The violin student Ernst Drucker (1909–1993) was forced in Cologne in 1933 to finish his performance of Johannes Brahms' violin concerto after the first movement. In 1946 he was briefly a member of the Busch Quartet . Eugene Drucker studied English and literature at Columbia University and music with Oscar Shumsky at the Juilliard School , where he also became concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, with which he also appeared as a soloist. Drucker received an award at the Concours Musical Reine Elisabeth and played in a concert by the Concert Artists Guild in 1976 . Since then, Drucker has played as a violin virtuoso with various international symphony orchestras. Drucker recorded Béla Bartók's violin sonatas and duos . As a student, Drucker founded a string quartet with the violinist Philip Setzer as an equal primary violinist in 1976 , which they named after the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson .
Drucker has set four sonnets of Shakespeare to music, which premiered in 2008 with the baritone Andrew Nolen and the Escher String Quartet . In 2007 Drucker wrote a novel in which he thematized the fate of a German violinist and Jew in the first half of the 20th century.
Drucker is married to cellist Roberta Cooper, they have a son and live in New York City.
The Savior . Simon & Schuster, 2007
- Winter sonata . From the american. Engl. Transl. by Inge Leipold. Berlin: Osburg, 2010 ISBN 978-3-940731-35-7
- Recordings by Eugene Drucker in the catalog of the German National Library
- Recordings by Eugene Drucker in the WorldCat bibliographic database
- Eugene Drucker in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Emerson String Quartet , at poemfinder
- Eugene Drucker , short biography with the Emerson Quartet
- Ernest Drucker: 1909–1993 , at the Leo Baeck Institute
- Violinist finishes work started by father, stopped by Nazis , CBS News , June 2, 2015
- James R. Oestreich : When Great Art Meets Great Evil , conversation with Eugene Drucker and Henry Grinberg , in: New York Times , July 29, 2007
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American violinist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||17th May 1952|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Coral Gables|