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Emil’ Grigor’evich Gilel’s

pianist

Emil’ Gilel’s, USSR Pianist.

Background

Gilel’s, Emil’ was born on October 19, 1916 in Odessa.

Education

Pupil of B. Rengbal’d, and G. Neigaus.

Career

1st prize at the E. Ysay’e Piano Competition in Brussels, 1938. Professor at the Moscow Conservatory. Among his pupils were I. Zhukov, M. Mdivani.

During the post-war years, became an international celebrity.