Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 87th birthday.
A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen Elisabeth, Tchaikovsky and Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competitions.
Professor Pikayzen served a long term teaching position on faculty at the Moscow Conservatory – his famed students including VC Artists Igor Pikayzen and Yury Revich.
VICTOR PIKAYZEN | MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 IN A MAJOR | SAIM AKCIL &TEKFEN PHILHARMONIC | 1994