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Sylvia Kunin dies at 101; founder of Young Musicians Foundation
Sylvia Kunin dies at 101; founder of Young Musicians Foundation

In 1955, Sylvia Kunin founded the Young Musicians Foundation in Los Angeles that provided support and a showcase for budding classical-music talents — including conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, guitarist Christopher Parkening and soprano Shirley Verrett — long before they were world-famous. The indefatigable Kunin seemed to know everyone in classical music in L.A., so student musician Arnold Steinhardt — who went on to became first violinist with the Guarneri String Quartet — sought her help in finding a violinist who could coach him in learning Igor Stravinsky's violin concerto.------------ FOR THE RECORD: Sylvia Kunin: In the March 8 California section, the...

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