Life - Part 9

Three photos which speak for themselves. The boy-violinist who amazed Cliburn with his gift was Philippe Hirshhorn.

What is written in the newspaper: “I will leave here with extremely pleasant memories in my heart,” said Van Cliburn.

“I have so many personal impressions that I cannot keep track of them. Therewasaverymemorablemeeting in Riga with one boy – a violinist – who played there in the orchestra. He gave me a gift which is very dear to me and which I am taking home with me. It is a dish decorated with a portrait of Tchaikovsky. The boy got it for his birthday and decided to give it to me.”