Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Died On This Day in 1985 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985 – aged 94

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Efrem Zimbalist Violin

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985 – aged 94.

A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 20th Century.

He served as the long-time Director of the Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia – his famed students included Aaron Rosand, Oscar Shumsky, Felix Slatkin, Joseph Silverstein and Shmuel Ashkenasi.

 

EFREM ZIMBALIST & HAROLD BAUER | BEETHOVEN | THEME AND VARIATIONS FROM THE ‘KREUTZER’ SONATA  | 1926

 

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