Kelly Isaac, Violin Prodigy, Wins Rangoon’s Applause
Menu JTA Search

Kelly Isaac, Violin Prodigy, Wins Rangoon’s Applause

Download PDF for this date

From Rangoon, India, comes the news of a Jewish prodigy by the name of Kelly Isaac, whose special gift consists in doing things with the violin.

Young Kelly, as some of his best friends call him, made his debut at a charity concert at the Strand Theatre, in Rangoon, for the benefit of the Unemployed Women’s Workroom and the Baby Welcome.

His weakness for music first became apparent when he induced an itinerant carpenter to hew out of a block of wood the shape of a violin. Not finding it very easy to play on this home-made Stradivarius, he persuaded his father to get him a violin with which he could do something.

At the Rangoon Y. M. C. A. he had won a special cup for his interpretation, at the festival of music held there last Winter.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund