He was born in 1891, in Talnoye which is currently a region of Ukraine, but at the time it belonged to the Russian Empire. At the age of 11 he was already able to play the hardest compositions that were ever written. He dies in 1967.
He was obsessed by his technique and he practiced for years in order to make it perfect. He is also the author of a very famous joke: Once he had a recital at Carnegie Hall in New York and it was not the best in his career. After he left the place sad, a passerby asked him how to get to Carnegie Hall (he was planning to go and listen the violinist) and Mischa answered: Practice, practice, practice!
More about him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mischa_Elman
S-a nascut in 1891, in Talnoye, care este astazi o regiune a Ucrainei, dar care pe vremea aceea facea parte din Imperiul Rusesc. La varsta de 11 ani era deja capabil sa cante cele mai grele piese care au fost vreodata scrise. A murit in anul 1967.
A fost obsedat de tehnica sa si a practicat ani intregi pentru a o perfectiona. Este de asemenea autorul unei glume faimoase: Intr-o zi avusese un recital la Carnegie Hall in New York, iar acesta nu fusese cel mai bun din cariera sa. Dupa ce a parasit locul spectacolului, un trecator l-a intrebat daca ii poate spune cum se ajunge la Carnegie Hall (acesta planuia sa mearga la recitalul violonistului), iar Mischa a raspuns: Repeta, repeta, repeta!
Mai multe despre el: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mischa_Elman