Rudolf Kehrer

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Professor Rudolf Kehrer
Born(1923-07-10)10 July 1923
Died29 October 2013(2013-10-29) (aged 90)
OccupationPianist, Piano teacher, Conductor

Rudolf Kehrer (10 July 1923 – 29 October 2013; surname also spelled Kerer) was a much-recorded Soviet and Russian classical pianist.

Kehrer was born in Tiflis, Georgia (later Tbilisi, Georgia) to a family of piano-makers who had emigrated from Swabia. He was a solo pianist of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Kehrer was long known only in Eastern bloc countries, as he was denied the opportunity to travel freely. His recording career lasted for over 40 years (1961-2001) in many diverse locations. An extensive collection of his recordings is preserved in the Rudolf Kehrer Archive in Overath.[citation needed]

Kehrer resided in Zürich, Switzerland until his death in 2013 at age 90.[1]