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Mischa Elman
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Mikhail Saulovich 'Mischa' Elman was a Ukrainian violinist born on January 20, 1891 (about ten years before Heifetz was born.) He was known for his soulful style and beautiful tone. He auditioned for Leopold Auer at the age of 11, playing the Wieniawski concerto in d minor and Paganini’s 24th Caprice. Auer then had Elman admitted to the St Petersburg Conservatory, where he (Auer) was a violin instructor. In 1903, Elman began to play concerts in the homes of wealthy patrons, and, in 1904, made...
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