American Violinist Ruggiero Ricci Was Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918

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Ruggiero Ricci Birthday

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918.

A protégé of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he is remembered as one of the finest musicians of the 20th Century.

In addition to performing over 6,000 public performances during his 70-year solo career, Maestro Ricci also served teaching positions on faculty at Indiana University's Jacobs School of MusicThe Juilliard School and the University of Michigan.

He passed away in August of 2012 – aged 94.

 

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