Robin Williams ‘saved a violinist’s career’

Robin Williams ‘saved a violinist’s career’


norman lebrecht

August 16, 2014

Aaron Dworkin, founder of Detroit’s Sphinx organisation which engages minorities in classical music, was once a struggling music student, unable to pay his college debts. He sent an appeal to the actor, who responded with a $10,000 cheque. Later, Williams gave money to Sphinx and sent a blanket for Aaron’s baby. Lovely story by Mark Stryker here.

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  • GEll says:

    Deeply touching. How we miss Robin Williams! May he rest in eternal peace. He gave so much for so long. We remain grateful.

  • Pamela Brown says:

    For those of us struggling to envision our lives without the gentle and eccentric brilliance of Robin Williams, this article defines one of the countless anonymous acts of kindness that he did, and illustrates how his legacy will bring us to tears of joy, not only sadness, in the years to come.