Eleanor Sokoloff

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Eleanor Sokoloff
Background information
Born(1914-06-16)June 16, 1914
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJuly 12, 2020(2020-07-12) (aged 106)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Eleanor Sokoloff (née Blum; June 16, 1914 – July 12, 2020) was an American pianist and piano teacher. She taught on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music from 1936 until her death. She taught many famous pianists such as Hugh Sung, Lambert Orkis, Susan Starr, Claire Huangci, Kit Armstrong, Craig Sheppard, Leon McCawley, Keith Jarrett and Sean Kennard. In 2001, in recognition of her tenure, Sokoloff received the Curtis Alumni Award.

She turned 100 in June 2014.[1] Sokoloff died on July 12, 2020 at a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of 106.[2]

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  1. Staff (2014-11-22). "Mrs. Eleanor Sokoloff, 100 years!". cunninghampiano.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2016-04-15.
  2. "Eleanor Sokoloff, 106, who taught at Curtis Institute for more than eight decades, dies" by Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2020

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