Daily Joy: 13-year-old violinist plays Wieniawski

Is there anything more inspiring than a talented young musician honing their craft?

For today’s Daily Joy, we are sharing a virtuosic performance of Wieniawski’s technically demanding Polonaise Brillante in D Major by 13-year-old violinist Rebecca Beato.

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Rebecca appeared on Show 382, recording at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston on February 6, 2020.

Rebecca Beato (violin), 13, from Queens, New York, is in eighth grade at the Special Music School at the Kaufman Center. She studies violin with Viktor Basis at the Kaufman Center. She has also attended the Sphinx Performance Academy. One of her most memorable musical moments was winning the grand prize in a competition in Cremona, Italy, and being invited to return to Italy to perform with the orchestra the following year. This year, she had the privilege of sharing the stage with Joshua Bell to perform Concerto in D minor for two violins at a benefit for the Kaufman Special Music School. Rebecca also loves drawing, painting, and animation.