Haas, Monique, French pianist; b. Paris, Oct. 20, 1906; d. there, June 9, 1987. She studied at the Paris Cons. with Lazare-Lévy (piano; premier prix, 1927), Tournemire (chamber music), Demarquez (harmony), and Emmanuel (music history), and also received private instruction from R. Casadesus, Serkin, and Enesco. Following her debut in 1927, she toured as a soloist with orchs. and as a recitalist. She also appeared in duo recitals with Enesco and Fournier. In 1968-69 she was a prof. at the Paris Cons. While her repertory included works from the Classical and Romantic eras, she became known primarily for her performances of music of the 20th century. Her interpretations of Debussy and Ravel were particularly notable. She was married to Marcel Mihalovici.
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