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Alexander Brailowsky, Russian pianist. Recipient Order of Knight conferred by late King Albert of Belgium; Order “Pour le Merite”, by King Carol of Rumania; knight Leg. of Honorary (France), King Christian X medal (Denmark), Silver medal City of Paris, Scroll of Honor for personal contribution to humanitarian work behalf world’s refugees.


Brailowsky, Alexander was born on February 16, 1896 in Kiev, Russia. Son of Peter and Elizabeth (Raptchinsky) Brailowsky.


Graduate with gold medal, Conservatoire (Kiev), 1911. Studied with Theodore Leschetizky in Vienna, 1911-1914.


Made debut in Paris, many tours of European countries. Has toured United States since 1924, South America, Central America, North Africa, Far East. First to present entire work of Chopin in cyclic form, within framework of 6 recitals, Paris (on Chopin’s own piano, played only by Franz Liszt since composer’s death), Brussels, Zurich, New York City, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Montevideo.


Member Greek Orthodox Church. Club: Bohemians (New York City). Recorded for Columbia Broadcasting System and Radio Corporation of America.


Married Felicia Karczmar, November 17, 1931.

Peter Brailowsky

Elizabeth (Raptchinsky) Brailowsky

Felicia Karczmar