The classical music star was born in Scotland to an Italian father and half-Italian mother; being Scots-Italian was, she says, “quite accepted and known” in Scotland. She began playing violin at four years old, because her sister played it. By the age of five, she had “fallen in love with the music” and by nine, she had passed all eight grades of music. At 16, she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition,...
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