Artur Balsam

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Birthday
8, 1906
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Sep 1, 1994 (88)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1906
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Sep 1, 1994 (88)

About

Left his homeland of Poland for America because of the Nazis. He would become a respected accompanist for many famous musicians.

Before Fame

He was awarded the Mendelssohn Prize in 1930.

Trivia

He was a faculty member of Boston University, the Eastman School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music.

Family Life

He married Ruth Rosalie, who later was president of the Artur Balsam Foundation for Chamber Music.

Associated With

He and fellow Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki had careers that were both affected and shaped by their experiences with the Nazis during World War II.