Classical pianist who was a respected and sought-after teacher.
He enrolled in the Franz Liszt Academy of Music where he studied with composer and pianist Ernst von Dohnányi.
He accepted a position of professor of music at Florida State University in 1953.
His father, violinist and composer Edward Kilenyi Sr., came to the United States in 1908 from Hungary and was a piano teacher and composer of film music.
His father was George Gershwin's piano teacher for five years.