Gorodnitzki, Sascha, Russian-born American pianist and pedagogue; b. Kiev, May 24, 1904; d. N.Y., April 4, 1986. He was taken to the U.S. at an early age. After piano lessons with his mother, he studied with Edwin Hughes at N.Y/s Inst. of Musical Art; he then was a pupil of J. Lhevinne (piano) and Goldmark (composition) at N.Y/s Juilliard Graduate School (1926-32). In 1931 he made his formal debut as soloist with the N.Y. Phil., and then made tours throughout North America and Latin America. He also taught at the Juilliard Summer School from 1932, and then was a member of the piano faculty at the Juilliard School of Music from 1948 until his death. Among his outstanding students were Eugene Istomin and Garrick Ohlsson.
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