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SASCHA JACOBINOFF VIOLINIST

Autographed original blind embossed and back stamped Kubey-Rembrandt of Philadelphia autographed sepia photograph, July 27, 1927.

Jacobinoff (1897-1960) was born Sascha Jacobson, changing his name to Jacobinoff as the violinist Sascha Jacobsen made his debut two years prior to Jacobinoff’s.  He studied with Paul Meyer in Philadelphia making his solo debut in 1913.  Too advanced for Meyer, he was sent to Europe to study with Carl Flesch in Berlin.  Flesch, who was extremely opinionated in his autobiography describes Jacobinoff as “excellent”.  He later recommended the violinist became his assistant whilst he was teaching at Curtis.  Jacobinoff was also sent by Flesch to study with Arrigo Serato at Santa Cecilia in Rome and Leopold Auer in Russia. Whilst there he performed with several orchestras. He returned to America in 1917 making his American professional stage debut with the New York Philharmonic at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia playing the Brahms Concerto. He made numerous tours of the United States during the early years and also played in Europe, particularly in London.  Jacobinoff was on the scheduled to play with Serge Prokofiev during his American debut at Carnegie Hall, October 19, 1918 during a Russian relief concert.  The concert ran too long and Prokofiev was cut from the concert.  Jacobinoff was appointed Professor at the Curtis and taught there for many years.  He also taught classes for a number of years at the University of California,  Berkeley in the Summer.

The violinist played the ex-Serdet 1779 violin by Guadagnini from 1913-1944.  Carl Flesch personally selected the fiddle for him.  He is buried in the Montefiore Cemetery in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.