ConilS, Julius , Russian violinist and composer, brother of Georgi (Eduardovich) Conus and father of Sergei Conus; b. Moscow, Feb. 1, 1869; d. Malenki, Ivanov District, Jan. 3, 1942. He studied at the Moscow Cons., where he later taught violin. He was a friend of Tchaikovsky and was greatly esteemed in Moscow musical circles. His Violin Concerto, first performed by him in Moscow in 1898, has retained its popularity in Russia.
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