Personalities | David Oistrakh | Contemporary | Classical
Oistrakh studied at the Odessa Conservatory and made his Leningrad debut in 1928. He won several competitions in the 1930s, and came second to Ginette Neveu (1919–49) in the 1935 Wieniawski competition. His international career developed after the war. Many composers wrote works for him, notably Shostakovich, whose First Concerto he played at his New York debut in 1955.
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