Classics of the Phonograph

Gil Shaham

Violin on sheet music

CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Gil Shaham, the world famous violinist, was born in Urbana, Illinois, which his parents had an academic fellowship at the University of Illinois. Gil grew up in Israel, where he studied the violin and made his debut with the Jerusalem Symphony in 1981, at the age of 10. After studies at Juilliard, Shaham, hit the big time in 1989. He began making records in 1990, and we will hear a sampling of his recordings during this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM.