As soon as English violinist Chloe Hanslip could walk, she imitated her older sister by picking out Brahms and Schubert on the piano. Her parents didn't want another pianist in the house, so they gave her a violin.
By the age of 5 she was studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and at 10 she was already performing in Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. Today, no longer a child prodigy, she's acknowledged as one of the finest violinists of her generation.
She makes her Minnesota debut on Saturday, the day after her 20th birthday, in a recital program sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud.
MPR's Steve Staruch spoke with Hanslip about growing up with the violin.