Benno Moiseiwitsch was born in Odessa, Ukraine, on 22 February 1890. He studied piano in Odessa and Vienna and first came to England in 1908, eventually settling there in 1914. His fame as a pianist of exceptional quality quickly spread, especially his playing of Rachmaninov's music. He died on 9 April 1963 in London.
A selection of M&V articles about Benno Moiseiwitsch
Passport to Heaven - Bill Newman listens to the Russian pianist Nelly Akopian-Tamarina
Outstanding and unforgettable - Lilya Zilberstein's recital at London's Wigmore Hall impresses Bill Newman