I had about 10 years of private lessons during my childhood and adolescence, 5 of which was with a noted student of Josef Gingold. I returned, in my 40’s, to the instrument in August 2016 after 25 years.
The words of encouragement in the nearby photo, written on the inside cover of my solo Bach, were received over 30 years ago from Herbert Greenberg (concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony in the 80’s and 90’s) after playing for him in a masterclass. I was quite moved upon seeing those words again in the summer of 2016......the lost dream of my youth still finds so many ways to reach me all these decades later.
Repertoire studied/revisited since August 2016:
Telemann B minor Fantasia
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Mozart Concerto #3 (Franko cadenza)
Bach E major Partita
Bach D minor Partita (without the Ciaccona)
Bruch G minor Concerto
Mendelssohn E minor Concerto
Mozart concerto #4 (Joachim cadenza)
Mozart Concerto #5 (Joachim cadenza)