Acclaimed musician whose career lasted into her nineties. She worked with the greatest 20th-century conductors and orchestras.
Her talents were admired by French composer Gabriel Fauré, and he asked her to tour with him. She mastered his repertoire as well.
She traveled to over 30 countries during her career, playing in the musical centers of Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia.
She was born to French parents, specifically of Alsatian and Bavarian heritage. Her father served as a professor of singing and piano at São Paulo Conservatory and became her first teacher.
She patterned her technique after her teacher Alfred Cortot's principles, seeking the kind of balance and clarity of emotion and strength that he espoused.