Mieczyslaw Horszowski

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Birthday
23, 1892
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
May 22, 1993 (100)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1892
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
May 22, 1993 (100)

About

Child prodigy who had one of history's longest performing-arts careers.

Before Fame

His presentation of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in Warsaw in 1901 kicked off a tour of Europe and America where he was heralded for his youthful abilities.

Trivia

He briefly left performing in 1911 so he could study literature, philosophy, and art history in Paris.

Family Life

His mother was his first teacher. She had been taught by Karol Mikuli whose teacher had been Frederic Chopin.

Associated With

He played at the White House for two different presidents: John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter.