Nigel Kennedy: "Mum used to get drunk and tell me I was rubbish"


Mum used to get drunk and tell me I was rubbish: Nigel Kennedy reveals how his parents” cruelty turned him into a nervous wreck

2:11 AM on 30th September 2011

Legend: Nigel Kennedy is one of the world

Legend: Nigel Kennedy is one of the world”s leading violin virtuosos, but his parent”s cruelty made him a nervous wreck

Tortured genius: Kennedy with his disapproving mother

Tortured genius: Kennedy with his disapproving mother

Virtuoso: At 7 years old Kennedy was a violin sensation. Legendary violinist Menuhin was a mentorand even paid the violinists fees

Virtuoso: At 7 years old Kennedy was a violin sensation. Legendary violinist Menuhin was a mentorand even paid the violinists fees

Punk genius: Fans thought the scruffy look was part of Kennedy

Punk genius: Fans thought the scruffy look was part of Kennedy”s refreshing approach to classical music