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Malcolm Binns

Malcolm Binns About Leading expert on British piano music known for his chamber duo collaboration with violinist Manoug Parikian. Life Before Becoming Famous He began appearing at the Proms in London in 1960. Other Informations He became a fixture with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for every year beginning in 1962. Family Life His family lived […]

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Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich About Press and publicity-shy musician who was regarded as one of the greatest pianists of her time. Life Before Becoming Famous She was taught by Vincenzo Scaramuzza when she was five, and it was from him that she learned the importance of lyricism and feeling. Other Informations She eschewed solo performance beginning in […]

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James Booker

James Booker About New Orleans-born musician who combined rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, stride, and Latin. He also mastered classical music, such as Bach and Chopin. Life Before Becoming Famous He scored a recording deal in 1954 with Imperial, laying down Thinkin’ ‘Bout My Baby and Doin’ the Hambone, as well as participating in session […]

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Craig Potter

Craig Potter About Pianist and keyboardist known for being a member of the British rock band Elbow. Their albums The Seldom Seen Kid and Build a Rocket Boys! both went platinum in the UK. Life Before Becoming Famous He joined the band when they were still known as Soft. They changed their name to Elbow […]

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Chan Mari

Chan Mari About Japanese pianist who is best known as a member of the band Gesu no Kiwami Otome. Her band has released albums like 2016’s Ryōseibai and 2017’s Daruma Ringo.  Life Before Becoming Famous One of his group’s earliest releases was the EP Dress no Nugikata, which was released in 2013.  Other Informations She has amassed over 40,000 […]

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Mickey Deans

Mickey Deans About American musician who performed at many clubs in the 1950s and 1960s and was also known as the last husband of popular actress Judy Garland. Life Before Becoming Famous He started playing piano and accordion when he was a child and played frequent shows at the Manhattan nightclub Jilly’s. Other Informations He […]

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Gary Graffman

Gary Graffman About Classical musician known for his recording of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” for Woody Allen’s Manhattan from 1979. Life Before Becoming Famous He began studying under Isabelle Vengerova at the Curtis Institute of Music when he was seven. Other Informations His playing was challenged in 1979 after a sprain in the right […]

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Zion Phoenix

Zion Phoenix About Child prodigy and pianist who has performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. He has also performed on season 11 of America’s Got Talent, Superkids, and TEDx, among others. Life Before Becoming Famous He and his brother grew up playing the piano, singing and dancing since they were five years old. Other Informations […]

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Geoffrey Lancaster

Geoffrey Lancaster About Classical musician known for his historically accurate performances of composers like Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Life Before Becoming Famous He was a student under the famed Larry Sitsky at the Canberra School of Music and later studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Tasmania. Other Informations He became […]

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Hans Richter-Haaser

Hans Richter-Haaser About Famous for his mastery of Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann. His 1959 American debut in Manhattan was highly acclaimed. Life Before Becoming Famous He was a student at the Dresden Conservatory. Other Informations He served as professor of piano from 1947 until 1962 at the North-West German Music Academy. Family Life His family […]

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Daniel Steibelt

Daniel Steibelt About Boisterous musician known for his creativity, especially with regard to operas like Cendrillon and his chamber music. Life Before Becoming Famous He wrote the dramatic opera Romeo et Juliette, which critics considered to be the height of his artistic accomplishments. Other Informations He was responsible for the first performance of The Creation, […]

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Barbara Shearer

Barbara Shearer About Pianist and pedagogue known for her mastery of Romantic-era composers. Life Before Becoming Famous She began her education at Carthage College and completed it at Wittenberg University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music. Other Informations She began teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978, where she remained for the […]

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Francine Faure

Francine Faure About Pianist from Algeria most famous for being the wife of renowned author Albert Camus. She was also a pianist who was known for playing the works of composers like Bach.  Life Before Becoming Famous She met her husband in Algiers in 1937 and married him three years later. Other Informations She suffered […]

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Jura Margulis

Jura Margulis About Virtuoso concert musician, pedagogue, and recording artist who was praised for his spontaneity and technique. Life Before Becoming Famous He was a student at the Peabody Conservatory under famed pianist and conductor Leon Fleischer. He graduated in 1998 with a Post Graduate Performance Diploma. Other Informations He became known for his internationally […]

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Clare Uchima

Clare Uchima About Professional keyboardist who is best known for having toured as a part of Harry Styles’ live band. She has gone on to amass more than 70,000 followers on her personal Instagram account.  Life Before Becoming Famous She studied music in London and worked as a vocal coach, piano teacher, and choir director.  Other Informations […]