Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

Born: Jan 05, 1920 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Musicians, Pianists

1920 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, born on the 5th of January in the province of Brescia, Italy. He was an Italian classical pianist.

1923 - He began music lessons at the age of three, initially with the violin, but quickly switched to the piano.

1930 - At ten he entered the Milan Conservatory.

1938 - At age 18, he began his international career by entering the Ysaÿe International Festival in Brussels, where he placed seventh.

1939 - He earned first prize in the Geneva International Competition where he was acclaimed as "a new Liszt" by pianist Alfred Cortot, a presiding judge.

1993 - His last concert took place on the 7th of May, in Hamburg.

1995 - Died on the 12th of June due to extended illness in Lugano.
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