Cellist Coleman Itzkoff and Author Dr. Seymour Itzkoff present reflections on the legendary virtuoso Emanuel Feuermann.
The mystique of cellist Emanuel Feuermann has become the stuff of legend. He died unexpectedly at the age of thirty-nine, following a minor operation when he came down with an infection. Violinist Jascha Heifetz declared that talent like Feuermann's comes once every one hundred years. Indeed, after Feuermann's untimely death it took seven years for Heifetz to collaborate with another cellist, Gregor Piatigorsky. Pianist Artur Rubinstein was equally emphatic: "[Feuermann] became for me the greatest cellist of all times.”
The author of the definitive biography of the legendary cellist Emanuel Feuermann presents a captivating portrait of this lifetime artist. In a rare appearance, on one stage, the author, Seymour Itzkoff appears with his grandson, Coleman Itzkoff—gold medalist in the 2017 International Berliner Music Competition. Hailed by The New Yorker for his “flawless technique and keen musicality,” Coleman Itzkoff enjoys a hdiverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator. He achieved his master’s degree at the University of Souther California’s Thornton School of Music while a member of the studio of Ralph Kirshbaum—one of Lev Aronson’s most renowned students.
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