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The Many Stories of Bill Fitzpatrick: Meeting Ms. Delay

An interesting anecdote about one of the most famous violin teachers of all time

In this video, Prof. Fitzpatrick tells a story about meeting his teacher, Ms. Dorothy DeLay.

Released on January 19, 2022

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Video Transcription

I was about to play the 1st movement of the d minor Wieniawski concerto at the Underwood Auditorium at George Peabody College campus in a Delay master class set up by Stephen Clapp. I had never met Ms Delay and was nervous so I decided to wait in a conference room in back of the hall that had stone walls. Suddenly the door opened and Ms Delay entered. I turned as she walked behind me and sat at the other end of the table. I was petrified. After what seemed like an eternity to me she finally spoke, saying that the room reminded her of being in a castle. She asked me if I had ever been to a castle and I said, “No,” and she replied, “You will!”. She left without saying another word.
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Eugenie Van Zyl * VSM MEMBER * on January 19, 2022 @8:39 am PST
And then she became your violin teacher, not so?
William - host, on January 19, 2022 @9:49 am PST
Very much so!
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