Menahem Pressler

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Birthday
16, 1923
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
16, 1923 (age 95)
Birthplace
Germany

About

Founder of the Beaux Arts Trio. He collaborated with the Emerson String Quartet for more than three decades.

Before Fame

He won first prize at San Francisco's 1946 Debussy International Piano Competition, gaining him worldwide recognition and jumpstarting his career.

Trivia

He began teaching at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 1955 where he turned out prize-winning students in every major international piano competition.

Family Life

He escaped the Nazi oppression of his family's homeland of Germany in 1939 for Palestine.

Associated With

His personal repertoire was represented on more than 30 solo recordings and ranged from relatively modern composers like Ben Haim all the way back to Johann Sebastian Bach .