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(b. 1928). Polish born British violinist.

She took up the violin before she turned four, and as a seven-year-old was admitted to the Warsaw Conservatory.  She later studied with Carl Flesch and George Enescu in Paris.

In 1937 (age nine), she made her London debut. Her career was interrupted by World War II, but in 1946 she was the first artist to appear with the Israel Philharmonic. In 1952, she moved to Canada and remained there until 1989, when she settled in Miami.

Her autobiography, "Woman with Violin", was published in 1970. She famously said "You cannot play with inspiration when the conductor is an imbecile."

Since 1946, she has toured extensively and has also recorded most of the standard repertoire on various labels. Some of her performances can be seen on YouTube. With Ruggiero Ricci and Ivry Gitlis, she is one of the last living high profile concert violinists of the Heifetz era.
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steven - 10 Dec 2010
steven - 10 Dec 2010
violinhunter - 6 Jun 2009
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