Ruggiero Ricci, the American violinist born to Italian immigrants, and brother of cellist George Ricci (1923-2010), has died at the age of 94. Ruggiero Ricci was tutored by Louis Persinger, teacher of Yehudi Menuhin, and gained a reputation as a child prodigy; he gave his first performance with an orchestra playing Mendelssohn's E minor Violin Concerto, and shortly after made his debut at Carnegie Hall. Ricci was renowned for his recordings, of Paganini especially, as well as J. S. Bach. Ruggiero Ricci was born on 24 July 1918 and died on 6 August 2012.


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