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A violinist and her dog

Posted at 6:00 AM on February 12, 2014 by Fred Child
Filed under: Awards & Accomplishments, Fun finds, Musician stories

Violinist Ida Kavafian has been raising Viszlas (Hungarian hunting dogs) for years. She's a regular at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show every February at Madison Square Garden. This year one of her beloved pooches won "Best of Opposite Sex" (which goes to the best female if a male wins best of breed, as happened this year).

Her dog is officially named Brittania N Bayviews Ida One (although...I'm sure they have a cute nickname for her!). Here's a picture from yesterday at Madison Square Garden, with Ida Kavafian holding the ribbon.

Ida Kavafian and her prize-winning dog

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(And btw, Ida's husband is Steven Tenenbom, violist in the Orion String Quartet. He's as much into the family dogs as Ida...)