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Joseph Kalichstein

KALICHSTEIN, JOSEPH (1946– ), Israeli pianist. Born in Tel Aviv, Kalichstein studied with Prof. Sher at the Holon Conservatory. In 1962, he moved to the U.S. to study with Edward Steuermann and Ilona Kabos at the Juilliard School in New York. Kalichstein won the Young Concert Artists Award (1967) and the Leventritt Award in 1969. His extraordinary technique, coupled with a superb musical sensibility, made him a favorite with leading conductors and orchestras in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia, and Latin America. Kalichstein toured widely in a trio with the violinist Jaime Laredo and the cellist Sharon Robinson from 1976. Together with the Guarneri Quartet they presented Brahms' complete works for piano and strings in New York in 1983 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. Their rapport, intimacy, and sense of communication earned the trio tremendous acclaim.


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