Genhart, Cecile Staub (1898–1983)

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Genhart, Cecile Staub (1898–1983)

European-born pianist. Born in 1898; died in 1983; studied in Europe with Feruccio Busoni and Emil Frey.

In 1924, Cecile Genhart joined the piano faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she spent her entire career, becoming the most sought after piano teacher of that institution. Performing yeoman service in "the American provinces," she typified the European-born teachers who worked hard to create a rapidly growing level of musical culture in the United States in the first half of the 20th century. She introduced the Brahms Second Piano Concerto to Rochester.

John Haag , Athens, Georgia