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He was born at Marseilles, and his father was also a violinist, having studied with Nicolo Paganini. He began performing at the age of five and made his debut playing the Beethoven violin concerto at 10.
In 1927, he went to Paris to teach at the École Normale de Musique and also conducted the Concerts Poulets .
He made his first world tour in 1931 and his American debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1939.
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