Today’s Dame of the Day is Leila Josefowicz (October 20, 1977-). Josefowicz began studying the violin at age eight. As a teen, she juggled high school homework and college coursework with a rigorous touring schedule. While she mastered the classics, Joseforwicz championed contemporary works by Adams, Knussen and Adès. In 2008, Joseforwicz received the MacArthur Fellowship for her experimental efforts.