Byron Janis

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Birthday
24, 1928
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1928 (age 90)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

Esteemed classical pianist who was equally adept at Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and David W. Guion.

Before Fame

He was a student at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Josef and Rosina Lhévinne.

Trivia

He revealed during a 1984 White House State Dinner in his honor that he had battled severe arthritis for most of his career.

Family Life

He was born to Russian-Polish Jewish parents. His mother insisted that he be educated in New York rather than at Carnegie-Tech University to which he had been given a scholarship by pedagogue Selmar Janson.

Associated With

His admiration for Frederic Chopin inspired him to create an internationally esteemed French film on the composer.