Fried, Miriam, Romanian-born Israeli violinist and teacher; b. Satu Mare, Sept. 9, 1946. She was taken to Israel at age 2. After studies at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, she pursued her training with Gin-gold at the Ind. Univ. School of Music in Bloomington (1966–67) and Galamian at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. (1967–69). In 1968 she won 1st prize in the Paganini Competition in Genoa, and in 1971 won 1st
prize in the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition in Brussels. Following her N.Y. debut in 1969 and her British debut at Windsor Castle in 1971, she appeared as a soloist with many of the principal world orchs., as a recitalist, and as a chamber music artist. She also was a prof, at the Ind. Univ. School of Music from 1986.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire