Vitaly Margulis

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Vitaly Margulis
OriginKharkiv, Ukraine
Died29 May 2011(2011-05-29) (aged 83)
GenresClassical music

Vitaly Iosifovich Margulis (Russian: Виталий Иосифович Маргулис; April 16, 1928 – May 29, 2011[1]) was a Russian classical pianist.


Vitaly Margulis (also known as Vitalij Margulis) was born in the city of Kharkiv in the Ukraine. He took his first piano lessons from his father,[2] whose teacher studied with the composer Alexander Scriabin. Margulis continued studies at the Leningrad Conservatory, where from 1958 until his emigration to the west in 1974, he taught piano. In 1975, Margulis became a full Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany. In 1994, he became Professor of Piano at the University of California in Los Angeles. In addition, he also gave piano master classes around the world.[3]


  1. ^ "In Memoriam — Vitaly Margulis –1928-2011". May 31, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  2. ^ Cynthia Lee and Irene Fert (April 1, 2003). "Vitaly Margulis, Music". UCLA Spotlight. Retrieved August 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "International Piano Academy Biography of V. Margulis". July 18, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010.

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