An outstanding German violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch was born in Hungary had his music education in Vienna and Paris. In Flesch gained enormous popularity in Berlin as a violinist of colossal repertoire, a chamber music player and, especially, as violin teacher. Among Flesch’s students were Ida Haendel and Henryk Szeryng. Flesh published a several extraordinarily important instructional materials including Die Kunst des Violin-Spiels. Flesch was forced to sell one of the best Stradivari violins, the Brancaccio, that he owned after losing everything during the market crash in New York in 1928.