Julius Katchen

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Birthday
15, 1926
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Apr 29, 1969 (42)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1926
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Apr 29, 1969 (42)

About

Concert musician whose six-disc set of Johannes Brahms' solo piano compositions garnered him great recognition.

Before Fame

His grandparents, both immigrants from Europe who had been piano teachers in the conservatories of their native Moscow and Warsaw, taught him music up until the age of 14.

Trivia

He represented the United States at the first International UNESCO festival. He performed Emperor Concerto by Beethoven.

Family Life

He was married to Arlette Patoux of Le Vesinet, France, in 1956.

Associated With

His debut at the age of 10 was so acclaimed that Eugene Ormandy asked him to play with the Philadelphia Orchestra.