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Geoffrey Tozer

Discussion in 'Pianists' started by techneut, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Sad times for Medtnerites.... Australian pianist Geoffrey Tozer, one of Medtner's foremost interpreters and advocates, died last week of a liver disease, not even 55 years old. Staggeringly talented, he played and performed all Beethoven concertos by age 14. A great loss. I happened to hear this announded on the radio the other day after his performance of Medtner's Sonata-Ballada op.27 (I did not know this work and was convinced I was listening to two pianists.... not so).
     
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    Rachfan Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    That Geoffrey Tozer died so early in his successful life is tragic. I have one of his Medtner CDs, and it is superb, but not surprising where he was considered to be Australia's finest concert pianist.

    The organizer of the memorial e-cital at Piano World contacted me asking if I could participate, and I was pleased to agree to do it.

    David
     
  4. schmonz

    schmonz Amitai Schlair Piano Society Artist

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    Oy. He was awfully good, and did a serious service to Medtner's music. Wish I could have heard him in person.
     

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