Jelle Pieter de Boer - Ida-Haendel
- Ida Haendel was born in 1928 to a Polish Jewish family in Chełm. She first picked up the violin at the age of three and was regarded as a child prodigy. She was taught by the renowned Carl Flesch and George Enescu.
- At home. Ida has lived in Miami Beach for nearly 30 years.
- Ida’s dog, Decca, is named after the classical record label. She started recording for the label in September 1940.
- Taking an international call in her study. Ida never knows where the next invitation might come from.
- Ida Haendel's virtuoso technique and recognisable tone has inspired generations of violinists, including Anne-Sophie Mutter and Janine Jansen. She is regarded as one of the most prolific and influential musicians of our time – the last survivor of the golden era, which included masters such as Jascha Heifetz and Yehudi Menuhin.