Charles Libove (1926-2008) studied at the Curtis Institute and the Juilliard School. He was one of two eleven year old violinists admitted to Curtis in 1937. His teachers were Lea Luboshuts, Ivan Galamian and Demetrius Dounis. Mr. Libove was a member of the Paganini String Quartet and the Beaux Arts String Quartet, the Philharmonia Trio and the Marlboro Trio.
He had served on the faculty of SUNY Fredonia, Potsdam, Purchase, American University, Washington DC, Peabody Conservatory Of Music and New York University.
Mr. Libove was a prize winner at the first Enesco International Violin Competition in Bucharest and with the Beaux Arts Quartet with the first Naumberg Chamber Music Competition. As a member of the renowned Paganini Quartet, Libove was a participant in the first Casals Festival in Puerto Rico. As a soloist, teacher and chamber musician, Libove performed with the National Arts Center of Canada, the Aspen, Ojai, Claremont, Park City Festival (now the Beethoven Festival Park City) in Utah, Stratford, Cardiff, Spoleto and Osaka Festivals, and made repeated tours of Europe, the Far East, Great Britain, South America and the United States. Mr. Libove remained active as a performer and until his death in May 2008.