Kyriakou, Rena, Greek pianist; b. Iraklion, Feb. 25, 1918; d. Athens, Aug. 1994. She made her public debut in Athens at 6, and later studied in Vienna with Paul Weingarten and Richard Stöhr. She then joined the piano class of Isidor Philipp at the Paris Cons., and also studied composition there with Henri Busser; received its premier prix at the age of 15. She then embarked on a concert career in programs of neglected piano pieces by 18th- and l9th-century composers.
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