Classical musician who was simply greatly admired being a professional supervirtuoso. He gained the 1940 Naumburg International Piano Competition. He documented the entire piano functions of Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Ravel, and a lot of Brahms’ and Schumann’s functions. He began acquiring lessons at five from David Saperton, and he was presented with a scholarship or grant by Josef Hofmann when he was eight to Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. He and Chick Corea both became internationally regarded pianists.