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The World's Greatest Music
Siberian-born Maxim Vengerov is one of the greatest violinists in the world today, acclaimed for his concerts, award-winning recordings and humanitarian work. As he turns 40, here are 10 facts about this brilliant musician.
When, aged five, young Maxim was first taken to meet a famous violin teacher, she asked him, "Do you have strength in these hands?" The boy punched her in the stomach as hard as he could. "Fortunately, she was in a good mood that day, and she accepted me as a student," he said later. At the age of 10, he went abroad touring for the first time.
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