Once the leader of many orchestras, including the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
He studied in Vienna, where he was born, and also at the Jerusalem Conservatory.
He recorded orchestral parts with The Beatles, who had him wear a fake gorilla paw over his bow hand.
He married a woman named Korshed.
He recorded many pieces, including violin sonatas by Ludwig Van Beethoven.