Idil Biret

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Birthday
21, 1941
Birthplace
Turkey
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1941 (age 76)
Birthplace
Turkey

About

Concert pianist who became known for her mastery of Romantic-era repertoire.

Before Fame

She was able to begin studying at France's Paris Conservatory when she was seven thanks to a special law passed by the Turkish parliament that allowed her to study abroad.

Trivia

Her prolific recording career included laying down Beethoven's complete piano sonatas and concertos.

Family Life

Her parents knew she was gifted and began her piano lessons when she was five.

Associated With

She was taught by Wilhelm Kempff and Alfred Cortot.