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New York and Julliard

At Julliard, he balanced studies and serving as Concertmaster for the Julliard Orchestra with jobs working at a tie company and splicing records. He made $25.00 a week and paid $11.25 for a room with a shared bathroom and a kitchenette on 122nd Street. In 1954, he received a scholarship to attend the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Summer Music Festival, where he was Concertmaster of the student orchestra and received the Heifetz Prize for the best student violinist.