Ronald Smith

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Birthday
3, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 27, 2004 (82)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 27, 2004 (82)

About

Romantic Era classical pianist who brought composer Charles-Valentin Alkan's work back into the public eye.

Before Fame

He competed in the 1949 Geneva international piano competition where he drew the attention of pianist Edwin Fischer, who had a profound impact on his art. He and Denis Matthews later assisted Fischer on a recording of Bach's triple keyboard concerto.

Trivia

He was a piano teacher at Harrow in 1943, then had a long teaching tenure at The King's School, Canterbury, from the 1950s until 1990.

Family Life

He married cellist Anne Norman in 1969 with whom he fathered a painter and designer named Beka.

Associated With

He was a private student of Marguerite Long while studying at Durham University.