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Elman, Mischa

Elman, Mischa (b Talnoye, Russia, 1891; d NY, 1967). Russ.-Amer. violinist (Amer. cit. 1923). Child prodigy. Professional début St Petersburg and Berlin 1904, London 1905 (Glazunov conc.). First played in NY 1908, thereafter maintaining brilliant int. reputation. Gave f.p. in Boston, Mass., 1943, of Martinů's 2nd vn. conc., written for him.

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Elman, Mischa

Mischa Elman (mĬsh´ə ĕl´mən), 1891–1967, Russian-American violinist, b. Kiev. He studied in St. Petersburg with Leopold Auer, and first gained prominence in Berlin at the age of 13. After his American debut in New York City (1908) he toured throughout the world, receiving great acclaim everywhere. He became a U.S. citizen in 1923.

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