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RUGGIERO RICCI - VIOLINIST

Autographed Queens College program signed beneath his photograph, April 20, 1974.

Ricci plays a diverse program, Bachís Sonata #2 in A minor, Brahms Sonata in D minor, op. 108, Stravinskyís Divertimento from The Fairies Kiss and Ravelís Tzigane.†

Ricci (1918-2012) was born in Norther California to patriotic Italian immigrants who named him Woodrow Wilson Rich and his brother George Washington Rich!† He began his lessons in San Francisco with Louis Persinger, who also taught Yehudi Menuhin.† He gave his first recital at 10 and made his Carnegie Hall debut at 11.† He was sent to study in Germany with Georg Kulenkampff and later in the U.S. with Michel Piastro in New York and Paul Stassevitch in Chicago. Both had been pupils of Leopold Auer.

Ricci became a Paganini specialist and was the first to record all 24 of the Caprices unedited, in 1947.††

Ricci has always been a rare autograph.

Phone: 212-860-5541† *† Fax: 917-677-8247