American Violinist Guila Bustabo Died on This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo died on this day in 2002 – aged 86

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Guila Bustabo

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo died on this day in 2002 – aged 86.

A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 20th Century – having performed during the 1940s, 50’s and 60’s with many of the top-rank conductors and orchestras.

Jean Sibelius famously quoted Ms Bustabo’s 1937 performance of his violin concerto as “just as I envisioned it when I composed it.”

Sadly, bipolar disorder forced her retirement from the concert stage in the early 1970’s. 

GUILA BUSTABO | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | ROBERT HEGER | MUNICH RADIO ORCHESTRA 

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