Fou Ts’ong

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Fou Ts’ong

Fou Ts’ong, Chinese pianist; b. Shanghai, March 10, 1934. He studied piano in his native city; then won 3rd prizes in the Bucharest Piano Competition (1953) and the Warsaw International Chopin Competition (1955); continued his studies at the Warsaw Cons. In 1958 he decided to make his home in London. He subsequently appeared with many of the major orchs. of Europe and the U.S., and also gave many recitals. He was particularly noted for his expressive playing of works by Chopin and Debussy.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire