Rabin, Michael , gifted American violinist; b. N.Y., May 2, 1936; d. there, Jan. 19, 1972. He was of a musical family; his father was a violinist in the N.Y. Phil., his mother a pianist. He studied with Ivan Galamian in N.Y. and made excellent progress. In his early youth, he appeared as a soloist with a number of American orchs. He made several European tours as a concert violinist, and also played in Australia. His sudden death at the age of 35 was a shock to American music lovers.
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