- Boris Schwarz
(b Richmond, VA, Oct 28, 1918; d New York, April 25, 1983). American violinist. She began to play violin under her mother’s guidance when she was four and continued her studies with Felice de Horvath in Columbia, South Carolina. At the age of 11 she went to New York to study with Edouard Déthier at the Juilliard School, where she graduated at 15 with the faculty scholarship award; she subsequently did graduate study there. In 1938 she won the Naumburg Award, which led to a New York debut at Town Hall on 7 November. Three additional awards followed in quick succession: those of the Town Hall Endowment, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the Schubert Memorial. For her debut with the New York PO, under Rodzinski on 14 December 1941, she played the Sibelius Concerto with notable success; by the 1942–3 season she was booked for 21 orchestral appearances throughout the United States. In ...