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Hélène Boschi (Piano)

Born: 1917 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: 1990 - Strasbourg, France

The Franco-Swiss pianist and teacher, Hélène Boschi, studied with Yvonne Lefébure and Alfred Cortot at the Ecole normale de musique in Paris.

Throughout her life Hélène Boschi led a dual career as a teacher and as a performer. She was the first pianist to record the Sonatas of Padre Antonio Soler (1952, Grand Prix du disque) and the complete works for piano and chamber music of Clara Schumann (with Annie Jodry and Roland Pidoux). She played the music of the 20th Century, Béla Bartók, Dukas, Maurice Emmanuel, Janacek or Martinu. Luigi Dallapiccola dedicated his Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera (created in 1952) and Claude Ballif his 4th Sonata (created in 1963).

From 1955 to 1965, as Soloist of the RTF (Radiodiffusion Television Française) Hélène Boschi performed many broadcasted concerts. She played also with major orchestras in Europe (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kammerorchester Berlin, Orchestre National de France, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, etc.) and renowned conductors as Georges Enescu, Kirill Kondrashin, Jean Martinon, Kurt Masur, Vaclav Neumann, Manuel Rosenthal, Kurt Sanderling, etc.

In 1976, Hélène Boschi received the Robert Schumann Prize for her interpretations of the composer born in the town of Zwickau.

Source: Wikipedia Website (September 2012)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2012)

Hélène Boschi: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Hélène Boschi (Wikipedia) [English]
Hélène Boschi (Wikipédia) [French]

Les Amis d'Hélène Boschi [French]

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