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Louis Kentner

British-based musician whose skills were kept in high esteem by many renowned composers. He was known for his mastery of Chopin and Liszt. He examined music at Budapest’s Royal Academy of Music from 1911 until 1922. His instructors included such notables as Hans Koessler, Zoltán Kodály, and Leo Weiner. He was asked by Béla Bartók to end up being the soloist for the 1933 Hungarian premiere from the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Otto Klemperer directing. His second wife’s brother-in-law was famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin. His interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier was broadcast on the radio.

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