Graffman, Gary

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1928-10-14
Americans

Biographical notes:

Concert pianist and director of the Curtis Institute.

From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Sept. 27, 1978 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861454

Concert pianist, director of Curtis Institute of Music, 1985- .

From the description of Oral history conducted by Sharon Eisenhour, January 25, 1991. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155892233

American pianist and teacher.

Born in 1928 in New York City, Gary Graffman studied with Isabelle Vengerova at the Curtis Institute of Music and subsequently with Vladimir Horowitz and Rudolf Serkin. In 1949, he won the Leventritt Award, and during 1950 he studied in Europe as a Fulbright Scholar. Gary and Naomi Graffman were married in 1952. During 1946-1979, Graffman performed widely in the Americas, Europe, the U.S.S.R., Australia, and Asia and recorded on the RCA and Columbia labels. Following a hand injury in 1979, Graffman limited his performances to repertoire composed for the left hand.

Graffman has taught at the Curtis Institute and the Manhattan School of Music; in 1986 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Curtis Institute.

From the description of Papers, 1934- (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 32379022

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Subjects:

  • Pianists--20th century

Occupations:

  • Performer

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)