Agustin Anievas (pianist)

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Agustin Anievas (born 11 June 1934, New York City) is an American pianist, specializing in the works of Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Anievas made his world professional debut in 1944, the first child to give a piano recital at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, and at 18 made his New York debut with the Little Orchestra Society. In 1953 he appeared on the CBS Television Network's "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts," playing Chopin's "Heroic" Polonaise In A-flat, Op. 53. As a student of Eduard Steuermann and Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School, he earned his B.S. and M.S. in 1958. He was the winner of many competitions, including the Michaels Memorial Award, and the Concert Artists Guild in NY, which offered him a New York debut recital in 1958. Time Magazine commented that "he had the prodigious technique and the kind of rhapsodic, deeply felt musical vision that suggests a major career". As the grand prize winner in the first International Mitropoulos Competition for Pianists in 1961, he began his international career, playing in the cultural centers of Europe, South America, Southern Africa and Asia, in recital and with orchestras including London Philharmonic, New Philharmonia, BBC, the German radio orchestras, New York Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Mexico Symphony, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Brussels Philharmonic. EMI maintains a catalog of Anievas's performances and releases on their Forte Label. He later became Artist in residence and Professor of Music at Brooklyn College's Conservatory of Music, retiring in 1999, and is currently back on stage and recording.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Impromptus / Klavierstücke / Moments Musicaux Schubert; Agustin Anievas, Cyprien Katsaris, Andor Földes 1
2009 Piano Sonata in B minor / 6 Paganini Etudes / Mephisto Waltz No. 1 Liszt; Agustin Anievas 1
Études, Ballades & Waltzes Chopin; Agustin Anievas 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Piano Concertos 1-4 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninoff; Agustin Anievas, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Moshe Atzmon, Aldo Ceccato 4
1993 Waltzes nos. 1-19 / Impromptus nos. 1-3 Fryderyk Chopin; Agustin Anievas 1
ショパン 24の練習曲集 Agustin Anievas 1

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