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Rudolf Serkin

Born: 28-Mar-1903
Birthplace: Eger, Bohemia
Died: 8-May-1991
Location of death: Guilford, VT
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Christ Church Cemetery, Guilford, VT

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Pianist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Czech-American piano prodigy

Father: Mordko Serkin
Mother: Augusta Scharg
Wife: Irene Busch (dau. of Adolph Busch, m. 1935, until his death, d. 1998, six children)
Son: Peter Serkin (pianist, b. 24-Jul-1947)

    Teacher: Piano, Curtis Institue of Music
    Administrator: Director, Curtis Institute of Music (1968-75)
    Administrator: Co-Founder, Marlboro Institute of Music (1949)

    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963
    National Medal of Arts 1988
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1751 Vine St. (recording)
    Naturalized Swiss Citizen
    Naturalized US Citizen 1949

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