Music: Prizewinner from Bolivia

"It's not so bad when your hands are wobbling, but when your feet start wobbling, too . . ." On that nervous note, the teen-age Bolivian violinist walked onto the stage of the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels to play before the world's toughest violin jury* in the finals of the famed Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Music Competition. With his boyishly chubby face creased in an intent frown, he fiddled his way through the Sibelius Concerto in D Minor, Bartok's Rumanian Dances, and Darius Milhaud's Royal Concerto. Two days later, the...

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