Elmar Oliveira

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Birthday
28, 1950
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
28, 1950 (age 68)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

Winner of the gold medal at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1978, the first American violinist to ever take home the gold.

Before Fame

He began playing violin at the age of nine and attended the Hartt College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.

Trivia

He was awarded the most prestigious civilian honor in Portugal, the Order of Santiago.

Family Life

He was born to two Portuguese immigrants in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

Associated With

He was the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize in 1983, six years after Andre-Michel Schub was given the award.