Michael Ponti

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Birthday
29, 1937
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Germany

About

Concert musician known for his recordings of great composers. He retired after a stroke left his right hand and arm immobile.

Before Fame

He gained much recognition after winning Italy's Busoni Piano Competition in 1964, making his Vienna debut not long after.

Trivia

He founded a trio in 1977 comprised of himself, violinist Robert Zimansky, and cellist Jan Polasek.

Family Life

His family was living in Germany when he was born, but he ended up moving to the United States where he married.

Associated With

He was instructed by many respected teachers, including Leopold Godowsky.