Alexei Sultanov

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Birthday
7, 1969
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jun 30, 2005 (35)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1969
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jun 30, 2005 (35)

About

Shot to fame after winning the 1989 Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition when he was only 19.

Before Fame

He started piano lessons at the age of six under the tutelage of Tamara Popovich.

Trivia

He was loved by audiences, but controversial among his peers, with one critic saying there was no middle ground in opinions of his work.

Family Life

His left side was paralyzed after a 2001 stroke. He continued playing with his right hand, while his wife Dace Abele accompanied him with her left hand.

Associated With

He appeared on Late Night with David Letterman in the late eighties.