Fachiri, Adila

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Fachiri, Adila

Fachiri, Adila, Hungarian violinist, grandniece of Joseph Joachim and sister of Jelly d’Aranyi; b. Budap-ovest, Feb. 26, 1886; d. Florence, Dec. 15, 1962. She studied with Joachim, and received from him a Stradivarius violin. In 1909 she settled in London, where she married Alexander Fachiri, a lawyer (1915). She appeared many times with her sister in duets. On April 3, 1930, they gave in London the first performance of Hoist’s Concerto for 2 Violins, written especially for them.


J. Macleod, The Sisters d’Aranyi (London, 1969).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire