American violin virtuoso David Nadien has passed away, in New York City – aged 88.
A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adoph Busch, Mr Nadien served as Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic from 1966 to 1970
Widely respected as one of the most technically perfect violinists of all time, Mr Nadien was engaged by both David Oistrakh and Yehudi Menuhin, at various times during their careers, for technical advice.
His recorded legacy of Concertmaster solos will forever serve as one of the definitive references for orchestral leaders world over.
Our condolences are with his family, friends, students and colleagues.
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="GRp2JyOLz8E" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1"]
DAVID NADIEN | TCHAIKOVSKY | 'PAS DE DEUX' FROM 'SWAN LAKE' | LEONARD BERNSTEIN | NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC