Lazar Berman

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Birthday
26, 1930
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Feb 6, 2005 (74)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
26, 1930
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Feb 6, 2005 (74)

About

Classical musician known for his exceptional technical prowess. He was named an Honoured Artist of the RSFSR in 1988.

Before Fame

He won one of the prizes at Belgium's 1956 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.

Trivia

His memoirs were titled The Years of Peregrination: Reveries of a Pianist.

Family Life

He married his third wife Valentina Sedova in 1968. He fathered a son, future violinist and conductor Pavel Berman.

Associated With

He was still a child when he was described as a "phenomenon of the musical world" by Emil Gilels.