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Menahem Pressler

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Menahem Pressler (born 16 December 1923, Magdeburg, Germany) is a world renowned pianist. Pressler is the founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, a group which many people in the field of chamber music have regarded highly for almost 50 years. Pressler currently resides in Indiana with his wife Sarah. There he teaches at Indiana University and holds the Dean Charles H. Webb Chair in Music.

Honors and Awards

Pressler has received numerous awards including England's Record of the Year (1997), Winner of the Debussy Competition, Four-time Grammy Nominee, National Society of Arts and Letters' Lifetime Achievement and Gold Medal of Merit awards, and was the editor of the last Piano Sonata manuscript of Sergei Prokofiev.

See also: Menahem Pressler's site (http://www.menahempressler.org)

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