A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, the celebrated American violinist is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 20th Century
Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she is remembered as one of
Incredible never-before-uploaded 1955 archival audio of American violin virtuoso Guila Bustabo performing Dvorák’s Violin Concerto – with conductor Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and the NWDR Sinfonieorchester. GUILA BUSTABO
American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 - 129 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud, he was a former Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Brussels Royal Opera Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony - and served a titled teaching position at The Juilliard School. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci, Isaac Stern, Guila Bustabo, Camilla Wicks and Zvi Zeitlin. For much of his career he concertized on the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius violin - now played by Milwaukee Symphony Concertmaster, Frank Almond.