From Russia To Dallas To Italy, Emanuel Borok Pursued His Passion And A 400-Year-Old Violin

For 25 years, Emanuel Borok was concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. With his 400-year-old violin, he helped the orchestra tune before each performance. Borok died Jan. 4.

By Quin MathewsJanuary 21, 2020 10:00 am, , ,

From KERA:

Violinist Emanuel Borok’s life was a pilgrimage – about art, a violin, and a lifelong pursuit of beauty.

For 25 years, Borok was the concertmaster and the lead violinist, of the Dallas Symphony. Some friends called him Manny. But he was usually Emanuel to me, because he had a formal bearing.

Borok’s musical career began when he was a child in Riga, Latvia.


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