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Lipatti, Dinu

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Born: 1917 AD
Died: 1950 AD, at 33 years of age.

Nationality: Romanian
Categories: Pianists

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1917 - Born in Bucharest, Romania on March 19th.

1921 - He began playing the piano as an infant and made his public debut as pianist and composer at the amazingly young age of four.

1934 - He left Bucharest to embark on his musical career.

         - Lipatti was awarded only Second Prize at the Vienna Piano Competition.

1938 -  Lipatti returned to Romania and survived World War II in his fatherland.

1944-1949 - He only fled the country near the end of the war with his fiancée Madeleine Cantacuzene, via Scandinavia, to Switzerland, where at the Geneva Conservatoire he held the highest piano professorship.

         - In the last six years of his life, Lipatti was diagnosed with leukemia.

1950 - Decided to honour his concert engagement and played his final recital at Besacon.

         - Died a painful death on December 2nd in the age of 33.

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