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Watts, Andre

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
2.3 (45%) 4 votes

1946 – Andre Watts, born on the 20th of June in Nürnberg, Germany. He is a classical pianist and Professor at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University.

1963 – Burst upon the music world at the age of 16, when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People’s Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV.

1976 – His PBS Sunday afternoon telecast was not only the first solo recital presented on Live from Lincoln Center, but the first full-length piano recital in the history of television.

1984 – He is the youngest person ever to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Yale University.

       – the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award.

1985 – Live from Lincoln Center performance was the first full-length recital to be aired nationally in prime time.

1988 – He was selected to receive the Avery Fisher Prize.

1993 – He was a featured soloist in the Live from Lincoln Center telecasts of the opening of the Mostly Mozart Festival and the gala opening of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s twenty-fifth anniversary season.

1995 – He appeared in a special program highlighting the thirty-eighth annual Casals Festival in Puerto Rico aired nationally on the Arts & Entertainment Network in January.

       – His performance was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cultural Programming.


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