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pianist.

Benno Moiseiwitsch, Russian pianist. Decorated commander British Empire.

Background

Moiseiwitsch, Benno was born on February 22, 1890 in Odessa, Russia. Son of David L. and Esther (Miro-. polsky) Moiseiwitsch.

Education

Educated Imperial School Music, Odessa (Rubinstein prize 1899). Student Leschetitsky, Vienna, 1905-1908.

Career

2 daus., 1 son. Became British citizen, 1937. Debut, Queen’s Hall, London, 1909. Traveled extensively, giving concerts in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Far East and Dutch East Indies, S.A., United States, Canada, South Africa.

Gave numerous concerts for Aid to Russia Fund, also other charities, 1939-1945. World tour, 1948.

Membership

Clubs: Savage (London).

Connections

Married twice.

father:
David L.

mother:
Esther (Miro-.

spouse:
twice