Personalities | Gregor Piatigorsky | Modern Era | Classical

American cellist

Piatigorsky left his native Russia in 1921, having been principal cellist in the Bolshoi Theatre orchestra. In 1929, after four years with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he embarked on a solo career. He gave the first performances of concertos by Hindemith and Walton. A player of great taste and virtuosity, he devoted much time to chamber music, especially with the piano trio that he founded in 1949 with Heifetz and Rubinstein.

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