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Misha Dichter traces his musical heritage to the two great pianistic traditions of the twentieth century: the Russian Romantic School as personified by Rosina Lhevinne, his mentor at The Juilliard School, and the German Classical style that was passed on to him by Aube Tzerko, a pupil of Artur Schnabel. Mr. Dichter reveals this dual legacy in his solo recitals and appearances with virtually all of the world’s major. Mr. Dichter was honored in 1998 with the Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt presented for his Phillips recording of Liszt piano transcriptions. An active chamber musician, in addition, Mr. Dichter has collaborated with most of the world’s finest string players and frequently performs with Cipa Dichter in duo-piano recitals and concerto performances throughout North America and in Europe. Mr. Dichter was born in Shanghai in 1945, his Polish parents having fled Poland at the outbreak of World War II. He moved with his family to Los Angeles at the age of two and began piano lessons four years later. At the age of twenty, while still enrolled at Juilliard, he entered the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Mr. Dichter’s stunning triumph at that competition launched his international career. Mr. Dichter lives with his wife, pianist Cipa Dichter, in New York City.  They have two grown sons.

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