Joseph Szigeti was a Hungarian violinist who appeared as a soloist with almost every major symphony orchestra.
Born in Budapest, Szigeti gave his first concert at age 13 and moved to Switzerland as a young man.
He was a professor at the Geneva Conservatoire from 1917 to 1924.
Before World War II, he went to Los Angeles, where he was featured as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and appeared in concert recitals frequently until he retired in 1960 and moved to Montreux, Switzerland.
He died at age 80.