Saturday, May 7, 2011

Oistrakh, David


David Oistrakh(1908-1974), Russian(Ukrainian) violinist, studied at the Odessa Conservatory, made his debut in Leningrad in 1928, won first prize in Ukrainian contest(1930), All-Soviet contest(1935), second prize in the Wieniawski Contest(1935), and first prize in the Ysaye Contest in Brussels in 1937. Made debuts in London and Paris in 1953, and in New York in 1955. Was the dedicatee and first performer of both Shostakovich violin concertos(1955 & 1967). Taught at the Moscow Conservatory from 1934. Received the Lenin Prize in 1960.

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