Friday, November 27, 2009

Pictures of an old friend, Chris Holm

Kris Holm was the first young person I heard to play Bach on the violin with authority. (It was a transcription from the suite for solo cello in Suzuki book III.) He inspired my middle son, Simon, to take up violin. Check out Kris's pictures - he is an extreme unicyclist. The Holm's lived behind the house of my parents-in-law here in Victoria. We knew them well in the 80s. My last in person memory of Kris was his borrowing my youngest son's violin, a fiddle made by John Bradford in the Eastern Townships c 1880 and playing the opening of the Mendelssohn violin concerto at our front door.

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