Miriam Fried

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Birthday
9, 1946
Birthplace
Romania
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
Romania

About

Romanian-Israeli violinist and music teacher known for her recordings of the works of Bach and Sibelius. She taught violin at the Steans Institute for Young Artists, the New England Conservatory, and Indiana University.

Before Fame

The daughter of a music teacher, she began learning to play the piano at a young age. It wasn't long, however, before she expressed her preference for the violin.

Trivia

Her concert violin of choice was a Stradivarius made in 1718 and once owned by renowned violinists Regina Strinasacchi and Louis Spohr.

Family Life

She married fellow violinist Paul Biss. The couple's sons, Jonathan and Daniel, pursued respective careers in classical music and American politics.

Associated With

She premiered a violin concerto written for her by composer Donald Erb.