1928
Born in Chelm, Poland
 
1932
Starts playing sister’s violin
 1933
Wins prestigious Warsaw Conservatory Gold Medal

1939
Moves to London just in time to avoid Nazi invasion of Poland
 
1940–45
Now a UK citizen, she frequently plays to entertain wounded Allied troops in London hospitals.
  
  1946
Becomes first soloist to perform with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
 
 1946
Plays at Carnegie Hall in New York, her first US performance
 
1952
Moves to Montreal with her parents and continues touring worldwide
 
1973
Joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for tour of People’s Republic of China, the first Western orchestra to appear there since the Cultural Revolution
 
 1991
Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (one step below knighthood) by Queen Elizabeth II
 

 2006
Performs for Pope Benedict XVI at the former concentration camp Auschwitz
 
May 23, 2013
Scheduled to perform with the Portland Chamber Music Ensemble 45th Parallel at the Old Church, 7:30 p.m. 45thparallelpdx.org