Abbey Simon

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Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Dec 18, 2019 (99)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1920
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Dec 18, 2019 (99)

About

Classical musician who was greatly admired as a master supervirtuoso.

Before Fame

He won the 1940 Naumburg International Piano Competition.

Trivia

He recorded the complete piano works of Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Ravel, and a large percentage of Brahms' and Schumann's works.

Family Life

He began taking lessons at five from David Saperton, and he was given a scholarship by Josef Hofmann when he was eight to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music.

Associated With

He and Chick Corea both became internationally recognized pianists.