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). My recollection is a bit fuzzy now, I must have played a movement of Bach for Mr. Greenberg in a master class. 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 (for solo violin)
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Mozart G major Concerto
Bach E major Partita
Bach D minor Partita (without the Ciaccona)
Bruch G minor Concerto
Mendelssohn E minor Concerto
Currently working on:
selected movements of solo Bach