A Violinist's Handbook: A Simpler Manual to Learn the Instrument
Carrying the torch of the Russian violin school that was handed down by towering performers like Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milstein, Jay Zhong records his pedegogical findings on violin performance in A Violinist's Handbook, A Simpler Manual to Learn the Instrument. Mr. Zhong was a disciple of the celebrated violin master Elmar Oliveira and the noted Russian teacher Raphael Bronstein, an pupil of the great Leopold Auer. Mr. Zhong's talent was discovered and recognized by Nathan Milstein at age 14, and subsequently promoted by concert manager Harold Shaw. Mr. Zhong has performed as a solo violinist and chamber musician on four continents of the globe. He has held violin professorship at California State University, Los Angeles, Western Illinois University, and taught master-classes at Southern Methodist University, University of Delaware, University of Kansas at Lawrence, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in China, among other music institutions.
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