Mangaluru, June 14, 2017 : The family of Mangaluru origin cardiologist Dr Gerard Abreo who lives in Texas, US has the credit of being the world’s biggest violin players’ family. It is significant to note that all the nine children of Dr Gerard including the youngest who is three years old, are violin players.
Dr Gerard family which has arrived hometown, showcased its violin playing skills at the Hams Mart at City Centre Mall on June 14, Wednesday. Each member of Dr Gerard family has a violin to suit his size and plays violin masterfully.
Dr Gerard’s elder son, 18 year old Michael is a para medical student at a prestigious college in Texas, while 17 year old Daniel, 15 year old Christina, 13 year old Mariya, Jane (11), Rachel (9), John (7) and Luke (5) too are expert violin players. The youngest three year old Jose is also learning to play violin.
As the relatives of Gerard stay in Mangaluru, the family arrives hometown once in two years, visits old age homes and orphanages and organises music concerts to share their joy.
Dr Gerard’s wife Nichole is the first violin teacher for the kids.