American violinist Aaron Rosand died yesterday at the age of 92. He was born in Hammond, Indiana in 1927 to a Polish cabaret singer father and a Russian cinema pianist mother. After studying in Chicago, he gave his recital debut in 1936 at the age of nine and orchestral debut the following year with the Chicago Symphony under Frederick Stock, playing the Mendelssohn concerto.

From age 12 he studied at the Chicago Music College with Leon Sametini before joining Efrem Zimbalist’s class at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

He is particularly known for his deep and passionate interpretations of the romantic repertoire and for the beauty of its sound. Rosand has recorded extensively and performed with most of the major orchestras.

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