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Grigory Ginzburg (Piano)

Born: May 29, 1904 - Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: December 5, 1961 - Moscow, Russia

Jewish-born, Russian pianist, Grigory Romanovich Ginzburg [Ginsburg], first studied with his mother before being accepted as a student in Alexander Goldenweiser's class at Moscow Conservatory. In 1927 he gained 4th prize in the Warsaw International Frederick Chopin Competition.

Grigory Ginzburg was recognized as one of the finest musicians in Soviet Union and toured Europe several times. Ginzburg is famous for his piano touch that has ties with the tradition of 19th century players such as Franz Liszt. His eclectic repertoire and his art of transcription make of him one of the most special performers in piano history.

Grigory Ginzburg became professor at Moscow Conservatory in 1929 and was a very important teacher. From the long list of his pupils we can mention Gleb Axelrod and Sergeï Dorensky.

Source: Wikipedia Website
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Aryeh Oron (April 2007)

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