Leila Josefowicz

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Birthday
20, 1977
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1977 (age 41)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Violinist known for her emphasis on the value of contemporary violin compositions, which earned her a MacArthur Fellowship in 2008.

Before Fame

When she was three and a half years old, she began learning violin through the Suzuki Method of teaching. She went on to learn at The Colburn School, as well as the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Trivia

She has released many recordings on a variety of labels, including Philips Classics and Nonesuch Records.

Family Life

She was raised by a physicist and a biologist who moved their family from Missisauga, Ontario to Los Angeles, California.

Associated With

Her 1994 debut at Carnegie Hall featured Josefowicz playing the Violin Concerto by Piotr Tchaikovsky.