Who is Gary Graffman?

Who is Gary Graffman?

Gary Graffman (born October 14, 1928) is an American classical pianist, teacher and administrator. Graffman was born in New York City to Russian – Jewish parents. Having started piano at age 3, Graffman entered the Curtis Institute of Music at age 7 in 1936 as a piano student of Isabelle Vengerova.

When did Gary Graffman start playing the piano?

Gary Graffman was born in New York City on October 14, 1928. He played the piano from age three, and at seven began studies with Isabelle Vengerova at the Curtis Institute. Graffman gave his recital debut three years later at New York’s Town Hall.

Who are Graffman’s students?

Graffman has received honorary doctoral degrees, was honored by the cities of Philadelphia and New York, and received the Governor’s Arts Award by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His students include pianists Lydia Artymiw, Lang Lang, Yuja Wang, and Haochen Zhang .

What did John Graffman do in the 1970s?

In the 1970s Graffman delved heavily into chamber music, notably in performances of sonatas for violin and piano by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann, with violinist Henryk Szeryng.

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