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CHERNIAVSKY , family of Odessa musicians. jan (1892–1989), a pianist, leo (1890–1974), a violinist, and michael (1893–1982), a cellist, were a well-known trio. They began as infant prodigies in Russia, toured in Western Europe from 1904, went to South Africa (1908–09 and 1911), India, Australia, and New Zealand (1914), and made their New York debut in 1916. After separating, they appeared individually. Another brother, alexander (1896– ), a pianist, formed a trio with his sister Marion and cousin Boris, and they toured South Africa in 1912. After World War i, he settled there as an impresario.

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