He held the position of Ede Zathureczky Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is known for his master classes.
He entered Franz Liszt Academy of Music when he was twelve.
He has preferred to play a Massart Stradivarius, which was crafted in 1714.
He has two children and four grandchildren.
Yehudi Menuhin convinced him to move to London in 1961.