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Roman Totenberg (1 January 1911 – 8 May 2012) was a Polish-American violinist and educator. A child prodigy, he lived in Poland, Moscow, Berlin, and Paris, before formally immigrating to the U.S. in 1938, at age 27. He performed and taught nationally and internationally throughout his life.
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Roman Totenberg, legendary master violinist and teacher at Boston University, is celebrated worldwide for his influence on classical music and his students. Musician Teacher
Roman Totenberg – Biography. Mr. Totenberg was born in Poland on January 1, 1911 and was a child prodigy. He had an illustrious concert career, making his debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic at age 11 and going on to win the Wieniawski and Ysaye Medals of Poland and Belgium, the Mendelssohn Prize (Berlin Academy), BU’s prestigious Metcalf Cup and Prize in 1996, and being named Artist Teacher of the Year in 1981 by the American String Teachers Association.
May 08, 2012 · A Musical Life, Remembered. Roman Totenberg was born on Jan 1, 1911, in Lodz, Poland. He studied in Berlin with Carl Flesch and in Paris with Georges Enesco and Pierre Monteux, and won the ...
May 09, 2012 · Susan Seligson. It’s the end of an era. Just days before his death Tuesday morning, 101-year-old Roman Totenberg lay in bed at his Newton home, listening to a student play the Brahms violin concerto. “Slow down,” he told her, according to a blog entry yesterday by S. I. Rosenbaum on the Boston Phoenix website.
May 09, 2012 · Roman Totenberg, a Polish-born violin prodigy who came of age in the era of expressive players like Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz, shared their virtuosity and influenced generations of ...
Aug 06, 2015 · A child prodigy in his native Poland, Roman Totenberg bought the Stradivarius in 1943 for $15,000 - more than $200,000 in today's dollars - and it was the only instrument he performed with until ...