Ivan Moravec

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Birthday
9, 1930
Birthplace
Czech Republic
DEATH DATE
Jul 27, 2015 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1930
Birthplace
Czech Republic
DEATH DATE
Jul 27, 2015 (84)

About

Concert musician whose interpretations of Czech composers were internationally acclaimed.

Before Fame

He enrolled in the Prague Conservatory when he was 20, followed by studies at the Prague Academy of Arts.

Trivia

He was fastidious about the condition of the pianos on which he played, often meeting with the venue's technician prior to a performance.

Family Life

His father would take him to the opera as a child and taught him to sight-read and sing the opera scores.

Associated With

His 1965 recording of Frederic Chopin's Nocturnes was selected by The New York Times in 2010 as part of their celebration of the composer's bicentennial.