Slovenian violinist Igor Ozim, died in Salzburg last Saterday. He was 92 years old. After studying thge violin in his country, he received in 1949 a British Council scholarship to study in the UK. He spent three months at the Royal College of Music learning Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor under one of its greatest exponents, Albert Sammons, followed by two years studying with Max Rostal.

In 1951, Ozim won the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition and made his Wigmore Hall debut shortly afterwards. In 1953, he won the ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

Igor Ozim returned to his homeland to give numerous concerts. He also toured extensively throughout Europe, the Soviet Union, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.

He taught at the Ljubljana Conservatory from 1960 to 1963, then in Cologne. Igor Ozim has made a number of recordings.

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