Today is Israeli-born violin virtuoso and pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi's 78th birthday.
A student of Ilona Feher and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Ashkenasi is a former top prize winner at the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions.
He currently serves distinguished teaching positions on faculty at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts and the Curtis Institute of Music.
SHMUEL ASHKENASI & MENG-CHIEH LIU | SCHUBERT | RONDO BRILLIANT FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
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Shmuel Ashkenasi, Violinist
Heribert Esser, Conductor
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: December 10, 1990