Welcome to George Neikrug's Website
Cello Society interview with Mr. Neikrug.
Mr. Neikrug, a consummate cello
virtuoso considered by many of his colleagues to be the greatest living string
pedagogue, is willing to answer your questions personally about solving any
technical problem. His reputation for curing pain-related playing problems on
all string instruments is worldwide.
After his studies with Emanuel
Feuermann, the greatest virtuoso cellist of all time, he met the legendary
pedagogue D.C. Dounis. A medical doctor as well as a fine musician, Dounis was
consulted by almost every distinguished string player of the time including
soloists like William Primrose and concertmasters of the New York Philharmonic,
Boston Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony. They went to him for
help with technical and physical problems. His students considered him to be
the "Einstein" of string teachers.
Mr. Neikrug studied with him for a
period of 15 years until Dounis' death in 1955. He inherited the legacy of his
knowledge and is considered his chief disciple. He feels this extraordinary
body of knowledge -- never actually written down by Dounis -- is at least 100
years ahead of its time and must be available to help all serious string
Read Mr. Neikrug's online
essay, "Causes and Remedies for Tendonitis in String