Vasile Beluska
Professor of Violin
Bowling Green State University - College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University - College of Musical Arts

Romanian-born violinist Vasile Beluska graduated with honors from the Liceul de Muzica and the Conservatorul de Muzica G. Dima in Cluj, Romania. After immigrating to the United States in 1977, he earned a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University and later became a member of the Class of Jascha Heifetz in Los Angeles.

He has performed to high acclaim throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and in China as soloist, in recital and with several chamber ensembles including The International Trio, American Arts Trio, the Mozart Fortepiano Duo and The Guarneri Duo. He has recorded for public television and radio in Iowa, California, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York. Chamber music performances include appearances at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Kennedy Center, the United States Capitol, Carnegie Recital Hall, the Chautauqua Institution and the California Music Center. Concert tours have earned him excellent reviews in the United States, Mexico and Europe. Recordings include three CDs released on KVR Classics.

Professor Beluska is a frequent lecturer on his new approach to pedagogy, “Talent Development”. He has presented lectures and master classes throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and has been a frequent presenter at conventions for music and humanities.


Vasile Beluska successfully mixes his active performance schedule with an outstanding academic career. He currently serves as Professor of Violin in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He has also held teaching positions in Romania and at the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Wisconsin and at summer festivals throughout the U.S., including 15 consecutive years at the Chautauqua Institution Summer Music School in New York. He has been a regular visiting professor at his alma mater, the Conservatorul de Muzica in Cluj, Romania and at conservatories throughout Romania, universities in Hungary, Canada, Greece the United States and most recently at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China.

Chamber Orchestra Award - China
Chamber Orchestra Award

The recipient of distinguished teaching awards, his students have been prize winners in numerous competitions including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; Julius Stulberg Auditions; Corpus Christi International; Bluffton Bach Competition; and the Minnesota, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Ft. Wayne, Cleveland, Columbus, Lima and Toledo Symphony Young Artist Competitions. Many students have also been awarded scholarships for further study to institutions around the United States including the Curtis Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, North Carolina School of the Arts, Interlochen and to most major summer music festivals in the United States. His students have also won positions with major U.S. orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as concertmaster and other principal positions with Birmingham Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New World Symphony, Lima (Peru) Symphony, Dayton Symphony, Toledo Symphony and orchestras throughout Europe.