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Walter Hautzig (Hebrew: ולטר האוציג; September 28, 1921 – January 30, 2017) was a pianist born in Vienna, Austria.
Walter Hautzig, Pianist Whose Talent Helped Him Flee Nazis, Dies at 95
Mr. Hautzig, who settled in the United States, went on to perform around the world as a good-will ambassador.
The Austrian-born American pianist and teacher, Walter Hautzig, studied at Public and High School in Vienna, and the Vienna Academy of Music. He left Austria after the rise of the Nazis to power, and went to Jerusalem and studied at the Conservatory there. In 1939 he came to the U.S.A., continued his musical education at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Harry Kaufmann and Mieczysław Munz... graduating with honours. He also studied privately in New York with Artur Schnabel. In 1943 he won the Town Hall Endowment Award in New York.
VIDEO: My grandfather's incredible story and life (so far) condensed into 9 minutes...ENJOY!
*Winner of a silver key in the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition*
Animated, narrated, and edited by Molly DeVries
Music composed by Frederic Chopin, performed by Walter Hautzig