Leon Fleisher

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Leon Fleisher (July 23, 1928 – August 2, 2020)[1] was an American pianist and conductor. He was one of the most renowned pianists and pedagogues in the world. He was born in San Francisco, California.

He taught at Peabody Conservatory of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He co-founded and co-directed the Theater Chamber Players in 1968–2003, which was the first resident chamber ensemble of the Smithsonian Institution and of The Kennedy Center.[2]

Fleisher died on August 2, 2020 from cancer under hospice care in Baltimore, Maryland, aged 92.[3]

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  1. Leon Fleisher, 92, Dies; Spellbinding Pianist With One Hand or Two
  2. Dina Koston, retrieved 12 July 2014
  3. Leon Fleisher, The Pianist Who Reinvented Himself, Dies At 92