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Michael Zacherewitsch

(b. Ostroff, Russia, Aug. 26, 1879), violinist.

At an early age he made an extraordinarily successful début at Odessa with Tchaikovsky, who conducted his own concerto. As a consequence the composer got up a subscription to send Zacherewitsch to Prague, where he studied for nine years under Ševcik. He had also the advantage of a few lessons from Ysaÿe. ln l893 he played at Amsterdam under Mengelberg, and in 1903 gave his first recital in London, after which he toured the English provinces. He returned in 1909 and frequently later, and played with success, displaying considerable breadth of style. (W. W. Cobbett)

From the 4th edn. of Grove, 1940.

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