Abbey Simon

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Birthday
8, 1922
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1922 (age 96)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

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.