Clara Haskil

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Birthday
7, 1895
Birthplace
Bucharest, Romania
Death Date
Dec 7, 1960 (65)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1895
Birthplace
Bucharest, Romania
Death Date
Dec 7, 1960 (65)

About

Classical musician known for her chamber music and mastery of early Romantic-era composers. Her career was hindered by many physical maladies.

Before Fame

She studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Alfred Cortot, Lazare Levy, and Mme Giraud-Letarse. She was graduated with a Premier Pix in both piano and violin at the age of 15.

Trivia

She not only battled scoliosis, but also stage fright and struggled through a prolonged period of poverty. She was finally noticed in 1949 after a Netherlands concert tour won her great acclaim.

Family Life

She was born in Bucharest to a Sephardic Jewish family.

Associated With

She was close friends with comedian Charlie Chaplin who called her one of three geniuses he had been privileged to meet.

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