Ronald Smith Pianist

Birthday January 3, 1922
Birthplace England
Death Date May 27, 2004 (age 82)
Birth Sign Capricorn

About

Romantic Era classical pianist who brought composer Charles-Valentin Alkan's work back into the public eye.

Before Fame

He competed in the 1949 Geneva international piano competition where he drew the attention of pianist Edwin Fischer, who had a profound impact on his art. He and Denis Matthews later assisted Fischer on a recording of Bach's triple keyboard concerto.

Trivia

He was a piano teacher at Harrow in 1943, then had a long teaching tenure at The King's School, Canterbury, from the 1950s until 1990.

Family Life

He married cellist Anne Norman in 1969 with whom he fathered a painter and designer named Beka.

Associated With

He was a private student of Marguerite Long while studying at Durham University.



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