Leo Sirota

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Birthday
4, 1885
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Feb 25, 1965 (79)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1885
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Feb 25, 1965 (79)

About

Famed musician and educator who performed Mozart's sonata for two pianos with composer Ferruccio Busoni at his Vienna concert debut.

Before Fame

He started piano lessons when he was five and was giving concerts by the time he was nine.

Trivia

He relocated to Japan in 1929 where he would live for 15 years. He went against the country's cultural grain and promoted Yamaha pianos when the majority preferred Bechstein and Steinway.

Family Life

He married conductor Jascha Horenstein's sister. He fathered Beate Sirota Gordon, the famed performing arts presenter and women's rights advocate.

Associated With

He was invited by Ignacy Jan Paderewski to enter into private lessons with the famed pianist at the age of nine, but his parents felt he was too young.