My teacher, Edwin Barker; Sviatoslav Richter; and Jascha Heifetz
I think Bach is the greatest, but as far as symphonic music goes I think Mahler and Shostakovich were
The Art of the Fugue by J.S. Bach. Writing counterpoint that complex, while still being profoundly moving and musical, is a miracle to me.
Violin. I’m a huge fan of Henryk Wieniawski’s violin compositions.
I started playing the double bass when I was 19.
Avoid student loans, if you can.