Adele Marcus

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Adele Marcus (22 February 1906 – 3 May 1995) was an American pianist, but better known as a teacher of many other famous pianists.

She was born in Kansas City, the last of 13 children of a rabbi of Russian descent. She studied under Josef Lhévinne and Artur Schnabel.

She was on faculty at the Juilliard School in New York City and provided master classes in piano performance at other conservatories including the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago during the 1970s in collaboration with William Browning, also a teacher of great repute.

Her students included: Edward Aldwell, Agustin Anievas, Tzimon Barto, Enrique Bátiz (later a conductor), Jeffrey Biegel, David Brunell, Anthony Byrne, Sergio Calligaris, Jeffrey Campbell, Cy Coleman, Robert Dennison, Stewart L. Gordon, Steven Graff, Horacio Gutiérrez, Jennifer Hayghe, Stephen Hough, Byron Janis, Norman Krieger, Stefan Lindgren, Diana McIntosh, Beata Moon, Pascal Nemirovski, Peter Orth, Jon Kimura Parker, Güher Pekinel and Süher Pekinel, Miguel Franz Pinto, Santiago Rodriguez, Panayis Lyras, Thomas Schumacher, Neil Sedaka, Jeffrey Swann, Emma Tahmizian, Ezequiel Viñao.

Adele Marcus died on 3 May 1995 at her home in Manhattan. She was 89.

References[edit]

  • Kehler, George. The Piano in Concert, Scarecrow Press, 1982.
  • Press, Jaques Cattell (Ed.). Who's who in American Music. Classical, First edition. R. R. Bowker, New York 1983.
  • Sadie, Stanley; Hitchcock, H. Wiley (Ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986.

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