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Anton de Kontski

Anton de Kontski Biography

Pianist


ABOUT
Child prodigy known as much for his technical prowess as he was for his showmanship.
BEFORE FAME
He studied with legendary composer John Field in Moscow.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born into a family of five children, all of whom excelled in the musical arts.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He mischievously billed himself as Ludwig van Beethoven's only living pupil.
TRIVIA
He once caused conductor Alfred Hill to resign in protest over a trick he would play on audiences in which he would perform a piece with his hands underneath a folded blanket.

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