Friday, May 27

Ruth Slenczynska, the extraordinary story of the former child prodigy who has just recorded an album at the age of 97


  • Mark Savage
  • BBC Music Correspondent

Ruth Slenczynska is the last living pupil of Sergei Rachmaninoff

image source, Meredith Truax

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Ruth Slenczynska is the last living pupil of Sergei Rachmaninoff

She gave her first recital at the age of four and now, at 97, former child prodigy Ruth Slenczynska will release a new album after signing a contract with record label Decca.

The pianist recorded “My Life In Music” last year, with music by Sergei Rachmaninoff y Frederic Chopin.

ticked the draft from “incredible” and added: “Who ever heard of a pianist my age making another album?”

Slenczynska turns 97 next Saturday and the throwing of your album sea On March 18th.


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