Augustin Dumay is a French violinist, teacher, and conductor born on January 17, 1949. He has enjoyed an international career since 1979, although he has spent most of his time in Europe and Japan. He has recorded most of the standard repertoire (a repertoire consisting of about 15 concertos plus a few sonatas by the upper crust of composers for the violin – Bach, Vivaldi, Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Franck, Prokofiev, Strauss, and Debussy) on more than forty discs. Dumay has appeared with most major orchestras and conductors in the most important and prestigious venues around the world. He began his studies as a child but with whom I do not know. He entered the Paris Conservatory when he was 9 years old. After two years at the Conservatory, he studied privately with a few teachers, including Nathan Milstein and Arthur Grumiaux. His public debut came at age 14 at the well-known Montreux Festival in Switzerland. Orchestras he has conducted include the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia (since 2003), the Salzburg Camerata, the Picardie Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Kansai Philharmonic, the Sinfonia Varsovia, and the English Chamber Orchestra. It has been said that none other than Herbert von Karajan gave him conducting lessons. He has taught at the Queen Elizabeth College of Music in Brussels. Here is a YouTube video of him playing the seldom heard Mendelssohn concerto for violin in d minor.