"I wanted to come face to face with a master: I recognised him as such." (Hélène Grimaud)
The legendary Cuban American pianist Jorge Bolet
Click here to1914-1990 "I wanted to come face to face with a master: I recognised him as such." (Hélène Grimaud)
Born in Havana in 1914, Jorge Bolet studied at the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia from the age of 12, then had a long career that only really brought him wide and lasting international fame from the early 1970s.
He specialised in the great Romantic composers, above all Liszt, but he also adored the rare and hidden gems of the repertoire - and the more outrageous the technical demands, so much the better. Yet he was never one to show off merely for its own sake; he was, above all, a great musician.
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