Internationally acclaimed concert musician who became known for his masterful interpretations of Lizt and Chopin.
He performed his 1938 Warsaw debut mere months before World War II erupted. He would serve in the Navy's Lighter than Air dirigible squadron during the war.
He made over 200 concert appearances with the Boston Pops Orchestra.
His family was living in Pasadena when he was born, but they supported his decision to study abroad in Europe.
He espoused in his technique the principles of Sergei Rachmaninoff, among others.