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Jaime Laredo (b1941)

Considered one of the less ‘showy’ of Galamian’s pupils, Jaime Laredo is a national hero in his native Bolivia, with a stadium named after him in La Paz. His family moved to the USA on the suggestion of Jaime’s first violin teacher in order to obtain the best instruction for him, eventually with Gingold and Galamian. The Bolivian government funded his participation in the 1959 Queen Elisabeth Competition, judged by a formidable line-up of David Oistrakh, Menuhin, Francescatti, Szigeti, Grumiaux and Galamian, at which he became the youngest-ever winner. Laredo is a prime example of the American-grown violinists who competed strongly with Europeans and Russians after the success of players such as Menuhin and Ricci, although of course the pedagogues responsible for this phenomenon in its first generation were themselves foreign-born.

A Carnegie Hall concert in 1960 helped launch Laredo’s solo career. In that year he also married ‘America’s First Lady of the Piano’ Ruth Meckler and began to give more sonata recitals. With his second wife, cellist Sharon Robinson, and pianist Joseph Kalichstein he has performed much chamber music, a genre he has enjoyed since joining the Serkin Marlboro group in 1961; a 1992 recording of Brahms piano quartets with Emanuel Ax, Isaac Stern and Yo-Yo Ma won him a Grammy® award.




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