The Pian­ist

Robb Report (USA) - - Creative Class -

For my 60th birthday, I had a big party at the Cen­tral Park Zoo. A blues band came, and I sat in and played with them a lit­tle bit. Then I started prac­tic­ing one of Chopin’s Pre­ludes. Then I met Sey­mour Bern­stein; he’s very well-known and teaches much higher level pi­anists than me. But I played for him, and he took me on as a stu­dent. I have three pi­anos, in­clud­ing one in my of­fice—a Stein­way Model L 1959 baby grand in walnut, an ebony Stein­way up­right, and a pol­ished ebony Yamaha up­right that you can play with head­phones at night.

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