Jul 15, 2022 12:30 PM
Joe Gold
Entire History of the Violin

Violin concert master and collector of rare violins

When San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Herb Caen described Joseph Gold as a "giant on earth," he was referring to that 'something extra' which he carries into every violin performance. 

Growing up in Southern California, the son of Russian emigre parents, he began his violin studies at the age of eight.  He went on to graduate from the University of Southern California and holds a Master's Degree as well as three teaching credentials.  

He now makes his home in San Francisco, is an enthusiastic proponent of the "romantic revival" of Nineteenth Century violin music. His two favorite virtuoso composer-performers are Paganini and Sarasate. Numerous publications include his book, Paganini's Art of Violin Playing, as well as many transcriptions and original compositions.

For more info visit his website https://jgoldviolin.com/index.html