I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Vieuxtemps-Henri1Henri François Joseph Vieuxtemps (February 17, 1820 – June 6, 1881) was a Belgian composer and violinist.

Vieuxtemps occupies an important place in the history of the violin as a prominent exponent of the Franco-Belgian violin school during the mid-19th century. He is also known for playing upon what is now known as the Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesu, a violin of superior workmanship.