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American Violinist David Nadien was Born On This Day in 1926

Mr Nadien was 14 when he made his solo debut with the New York Philharmonic, and years later he was appointed concertmaster, a position he held from 1966 to 1970.


American violinist David Nadien was born on this day in 1926.

A native New Yorker, Nadien studied with Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian, Demetrius Constantine Dounis and Adolph Busch at the Mannes School of Music and later at the Juilliard School.

When he was 14, he made his solo debut with the New York Philharmonic, and years later he was appointed concertmaster, a position he held from 1966 to 1970.

In 1970 he left the orchestra for the more lucrative world of studio recording, where he found great success and worked with artists such as Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. He taught for many years at his alma mater, Mannes, after which he continued to teach privately up until just a few weeks before his death.

Passing away in 2014, aged 88, he will be remembered for his pure, silk-like tone and unparalleled sight-reading abilities.



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