Character Bio from Farewell My Life by Cynthia Sally Haggard: CARL FLESCH

Carl Flesch was:

Carl Flesch (1873-1944)
  • A real person who lived from 1873 to 1944
  • Most famous violin pedagogue in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Born in Hungary, 
  • Taught in Berlin (1922-1923), the Curtis Institute (1924-1928) and Berlin (1929-1934) 
  • Grace’s violin professor at the Hochscule Für Musik in Berlin in 1922
  • My violin professor’s teacher in Berlin in 1929

My violin professor Nannie Jamieson studied with him in 1929 in Berlin. She remembered Yehudi Menuhin giving his debut that year at the age of 13…