Peter Serkin

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Birthday
24, 1947
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
24, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
New York

About

Highly acclaimed concert musician who was the first pianist to be awarded the Premio Internazionale Musicale Chigiana award.

Before Fame

He won a 1966 Grammy Award when he was 19 for Best New Classical Artist/Most Promising New Classical Recording Artist and would go on to be nominated several more times throughout his career.

Trivia

He suspended his career in 1968 after starting a family, but one morning, he heard a neighbor playing a radio broadcast of Bach, which inspired him to return to performing.

Family Life

His father was the famed pianist Rudolf Serkin, and his grandfather was noted violinist Adolf Busch.

Associated With

He studied with many notable musicians, including Karl Ulrich Schnabel.