Altenburger, Christian, German violinist; b. Heidelberg, Sept. 7, 1957. He began violin studies with his father and made his first public appearance when he was only 7. He pursued training with Ernst Morawec at the Vienna Academy of Music, graduating at age 16. In 1976 he made his professional debut in a recital at the Musikverein in Vienna. He completed his studies with DeLay at the Juilliard School in N.Y., graduating in 1978. Thereafter he appeared as a soloist with leading orchs. on both sides of the Atlantic, gave recitals, and played in chamber music settings.
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