WONDERFUL GIRL VIOLINIST.
£30,000 OFFERED FOR A CONCERT TOUR. Queen- Maud of Norway is taking a keen personal interest in the career of Miss Kathleen Parlow. the seventeen-year-old Canadian violinist who has created such a great sensation in Berlin, Vienna, Paris, St. Petersburg, and Christiania. Miss Parlow, is now considering a tempt- ; ing offer made by-an American syndicate, who have suggested a tour of 70 concerts in' 'North America at £250 pen concert, to be followed by a further 50 concerts in South! America at. the same figure, representing in all a sum of £30,000. Both King Haakon and Queen Maud have written to Miss Parlow's mother predicting that th« girl violinist will create a sensation equal to that which she made on the Continent, when she appears in London at the Queen's Hall fin April 28. Their Majesties have given their patronage to the concert, and among others who have given their patronage or taken scats are Princess Christian, the Duchess of Norfolk, the Duchess of Rutland, the Duchess of Westminster, Lord Strathcona, Lord Desborough, and Countess Bathurst. Miss Parlow as a mere child was fortunate enough to come under the notice of Dr. Grosz, who was so impressed by her remarkable talent that he took her to St. Petersburg to see the, great Professor Auer. That 'was about five years ago, and the professor, who has never made any charge for his tuition, declared in Berlin recently that his young pupil was one of the greatest violinists of the last twenty-five years. Her triumphant Continental tour, which began in September last, terminated at Christiania, where Queen Maud, after hearing her play, presented to her a diamond pendant. The people of, Christiania were so enchanted with the talent of the young violiniste, that they subscribed £160 and bought her a Guarnerius violin which had belonged to Viotti.
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