Zenon Fishbein

PMPIF FOUNDER Zenon Fishbein was legendary piano teacher at the Manhattan School of Music. Born in Argentina, from Russian parents, he made his official debut to the general acclaim of the press at thirteen. As a recipient of a fellowship from the Argentinian government he traveled to Rome, Vienna and Paris where he studied and coached with such eminent artists as Carlo Zecchi, Walter Gieseking, Paolo Denza, and Margherite Long. He held a degree from the Academia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, a diploma from the Salzburg festival and a MM from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied Dora Zaslavsky and upon graduation, received the Harold Bauer Memorial Award. A winner of numerous awards at international competitions held in Geneve, Rome, Vercelli, and Buenos Aires he appeared in hundreds of concerts worldwide, solo recitals, as well as a soloist in chamber music and orchestra events. He collaborated for joint concerts with Herta Gatz, Jens Nygaard, Justino Diaz, and Mishel Piastro. His broad range of repertory included a cycle of recitals dedicated to the works of Chopin, a series by romantic composers, and the premiere of contemporary piano works. He was a guest at universities in Seoul, Mania, Beijing, […]
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