Pedro Albeniz

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Birthday
14, 1795
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Apr 12, 1855 (59)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1795
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Apr 12, 1855 (59)

About

Able musician who eschewed the limelight for the classroom, training students such as Queen Isabella II. He influenced many Spanish pianists.

Before Fame

He left Spain to pursue studies in Paris where he was mentored by Gioachino Rossini.

Trivia

He was an organist at San Sebastián's Church of Santa Maria, a professor at the Madrid Royal Conservatory, and an organist of the Capilla Real.

Family Life

His first teacher was his father, church musician Mateo Albéniz.

Associated With

He was inspired by the work of fellow Spanish pianist Amparo Iturbi .