ON THIS DAY | American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Was Born in 1917

She is remembered as one of the most respected violin pedagogues of the 20th Century

Dorothy DeLay

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay was born on this day in Kansas in 1917.

Her students include noted virtuosi Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Chang, Midori, Gil Shaham, Nigel Kennedy, Shlomo Mintz, Cho-Liang Lin, Akiko Suwanai, Philippe Quint, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.

She taught at institutions such as The Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Cincinnati, the New England Conservatory, the Meadowmount School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Michigan State University and violinist Dmitri Berlinsky are hosting a masterclass today as part of the Dorothy DeLay Masterclass Series.