Nikita Magaloff

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Birthday
21, 1912
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Dec 26, 1992 (80)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
21, 1912
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Dec 26, 1992 (80)

About

Known for his advocacy of Chopin. He eventually performed and recorded the composer's complete piano works. He was respected by Ravel.

Before Fame

His family lived in Finland for a time where he studied with Alexander Siloti. He then attended the Paris Conservatory under the tutelage of Isidor Philipp.

Trivia

His playing became less refined and elegant later on in life and more experimental and complex.

Family Life

He married Irene, violinist Joseph Szigeti's daughter. He often toured with Szigeti prior to World War II.

Associated With

He was encouraged to pursue music as a career by family friend Sergei Prokofiev.