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Our exclusive, one-on-one interviews with 27 of today's best-known violinists, including Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, David Garrett, Anne Akiko Meyers, Maxim Vengerov, and others.


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Michael Divino

97-Year-Old Dies Unaware Of Being Violin Prodigy

October 7, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Such a sad story.


From Lisa Van Sickle
Posted on October 7, 2010 at 3:24 PM

Ummmm, Michael- you are aware of what type of newspaper the esteemed Onion is?


From Michael Divino
Posted on October 7, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Oh yes... which made it that much better.


From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on October 7, 2010 at 3:57 PM

 I saw this floating around Facebook a couple of days ago--LOL!


From Lisa Van Sickle
Posted on October 7, 2010 at 4:46 PM

I do hope her involvement with the ukelele brought her some comfort at the end.


From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on October 7, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Hi, I don't know what's the onion but this has to be a joke!!!

In real life, someone can have much ear and know scores very well, but put an instrument in their hands and maybe the physical/technical aspect of playing it wouldn't work!  We can't know if someone who has never played could have been great. It's even hard to tell with those who play... No one knows in x context how someone would have evolved.  (maybe a sligh idea but not ennough to predict virtuosity or not)  So this is a joke ; )

But it was cute... Thanks!

Anne-Marie


From Jim Dorans
Posted on October 7, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Hilarious! So refreshing.

And of course, there's a bluegrass music specialty here : 

http://bluegrassintelligencer.com/

Somewhere is a previous article, we had the a man who was satanically possessed by a clawhammer banjo which could not be tuned, and could not stop playing by itself. Worse than a viola, then :) Actually, my worst fear is being possessed by a ringbinder ....


From Janis Cortese
Posted on October 7, 2010 at 10:00 PM

I am a gold-medal-quality Olympic figure skater, only I never put on a pair of skates!  I thought I was the only one!  The loneliness ends at last!


From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on October 7, 2010 at 10:53 PM

I am a champion in horse show jumping... only that my parents though I would become quadraplegic and never inscribed me to riding lessons...

But, I now enjoy little risk free forest rides once in a while!   ; )  


From Michael Divino
Posted on October 8, 2010 at 3:05 AM

 I know.... 


From Emily Grossman
Posted on October 8, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Love this article.  It captures perfectly the phrase, "If only..."


From erik liu
Posted on October 13, 2010 at 5:00 PM

fail lol

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