An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. ~William Bernbach
| *Amy Barlowe
Amy received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School after studies with Ivan Galamian and Margaret Pardee.
| Fritz Kreisler
*Fritz was born on February 2, 1875. Kreisler made his first violin from a cigar box; and when he was four years old, one of the quartet members gave him a toy violin.
| *Midori Goto
Midori took her first lessons on her own tiny violin at age three from her mother! At six, she made her concert debut in her native Osaka, Japan
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| *Bin Huang
Bin entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at nine. She began violin studies at age four and won the Paganini Competiton in 1994!
| *James Ehnes
James began at 4 years old and his father was his first violin teacher! He grew up in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada where his father was a music professor and trumpet teacher
| *Esther Kim
Esther won the Prix Du President at age 14 at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, 2002. She also won the title for the “Most Promising Musician” at the L A Philharmonic, the Bronislaw Kaper Award, 2001.
| *Aaron Rosand
Aaron began at 3 years of age and made his debut when ten with the Chicago Symphony playing the Mendelssohn Concerto!
| *Jaime Laredo|
Jaime began to learn the violin when he was five years old. He won the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium Competition in 1959!
| *David Rubinoff
David was five when his mother presented him with a special small-sized violin. Such was his aptitude that within two years he was reguared as a prodigy!
| *Leila Josefowicz
Leila began the Suziki violin method at 3 years old!
| *Jascha Heifetz
Jascha was only 3 years old when he began violin and his first concert was at the age of 7!
| *Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak made his famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1958 when 13 years old!
| *Sarah Chang
Sarah was 4 when she began violin. Her first public concert was at age 5!
| *Truls Mørk
Truls Mørk was born in Bergen, Norway and began his cello studies with his father.
| *Rachel Barton|
Rachel began learning to play the violin when she was 3 years old. She gave her earliest performance with the Chicago Symphony at ages 10.
| *Isaac Stern
Isaac grew up in San Francisco and studied violin with Naoum Blinder!