The Kopatchinskajas are a family of musicians. Mother Emilia is a violinist, Father Viktor was a famous cimbalum musician and Patricia who started playing violin when she was six years old. While her parents were on concert tours through the former Eastern Block Patricia lived with her grandparents in Moldavia. In 1989 the family emigrated to Austria. They have also recorded together as a family. Below is a video of Viktor Kopatchinskaja when he was the most famous cimbalum virtuoso in the Soviet Union.