Edelmann, Sergei, remarkable Russian-born pianist; b. Lwow, July 22, 1960. He trained with his father, the head of the piano dept. at the Lwow Cons., then made his public debut at the age of 10 as soloist in Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Lwow Phil. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1979, he continued his studies with Firkusny at the Juilliard School in N.Y., and with Claude Frank at the Aspen School of Music. Blessed with an extraordinary virtuoso technique, he is esteemed for his performances of the Romantic repertoire.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire