At the age of 18. I was playing in Cafe Concert. I studied in London with Max Rostal for 4 months who said I was useless but thought he could do something with me - but dont expect miracles. This was wartime 1940 and I spent the next six years serving in His Majesty's Royal Navy .My entire childhood was brought up on records of Heifetz ,Kreisler, Elman, Thibaud ,even Kubelik and Menuhin , . Then came Milstein and Oistrakh I was drunk on great vituosi.I do not make comparisons because I love them all.