Pouishnov, Lev , Russian-born English pianist; b. Odessa, Oct. 11, 1891; d. London, May 28, 1959. He made his public debut at age 5. After studies in Kiev, he received instruction in piano from Essipova and in composition from Liadov, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Glazunov at the St. Petersburg Cons. (graduated with the Gold Medal and the Rubinstein Prize, 1910); then toured while also being active as a teacher in Tiflis (1913–17). He left Russia as a result of the Bolshevik Revolution, and pursued a career in the West; toured widely in Europe and also made appearances in the U.S. (from 1923); made his home in England, becoming a naturalized subject in 1935. He became best known for his performances of works from the Romantic repertoire.
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