Hungarian-born pianist who relocated to America. He was known for his mastery of Viennese classical composers.
He was dubbed the Commandeur du Mérite Artistique et Culturel in 1968 by France in honor of his mastery of Claude Debussy.
He began his piano studies with his mother Valerie Ipolye.
His vast repertoire leaned heavily on the works of Bela Bartok, and he handled the New York premiere of the composer's Second Piano Concerto in 1947 at Carnegie Hall.