Covid kills Israeli Hollywood violinist, 81

Covid kills Israeli Hollywood violinist, 81


norman lebrecht

January 16, 2021

The Tel Aviv born violinist Haim Shtrum has been claimed by the pandemic.

A student of Dorothy DeLay at Juilliard, he joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the St. Clair String Quartet.

After moving to Los Angeles, he taught at UCLA and joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra under Neville Marriner, while playing on two of the Godfather movies and many other Hollywood products.



  • Evan N Wilson says:

    Norman-thank you for posting this picture of my dear friend Chaim with me sitting next to him. As I posted last week, Chaim was a beautiful violinist with a fantastic personality and sense of humor. He was one of a kind and I’m so grateful to have this picture.

  • Eli says:

    Hi. Thank you for posting this. I am Eli Shtrum, his son. He loved working with you all so much. Thank you and bless you all.

    • Carol Hayman says:

      Eli, I just heard that your father passed away and want to send my condolences. He was a wonderful man

    • Simi Salpeter says:

      Shalom Eli,
      I was your fathers roommate in New York for a long time. So sad to hear about this tragedy.
      Can you contact me on Fb: SIMI SALPETER.