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Kipnis, Igor

Born: 1930 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Pianists

1930 – Born on September 27th in Berlin, Germany. American-German born harpsichordist and fortepianist.

1938 – The family moved to the United States, where he took piano lessons with his maternal grandfather, Heniot Levy.

1952 – He studied with Thompson and Thurston Dart at Harvard University, receiving his B.A. degree.

1959 – Igor Kipnis made his concert debut as a harpsichordist in a New York radio broadcast.

1962 – His formal concert debut followed.

1964 – He taught at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood.

1967 – Made his first European tour, and subsequently toured throughout the world.

1971-1975 – He served as an associate professor of fine arts and artist-in-residence at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

1981 – Made his debut as a fortepianist in Indianapolis.

2002 – Died on January 24th in Redding, Connecticut.