French virtuoso Ginette Neveu died on this day in 1949 – aged just 30.
A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch, Ginette achieved worldwide fame at age 15 when we won the Wieniawski International Violin Competition – outplacing 27 year old David Oistrakh.
She and her brother Jean-Paul died when their Air France flight crashed into a mountain in the Azores.
Legend has it that Ginette’s body was found still clutching her Stradivarius in her arms.
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