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Paul plays his piano
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
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Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Paul Schenley was born in Munich, Germany on April 15, 1948. He is an American classical pianist. Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, he has been a soloist with major United States orchestras and is the head of the piano department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Founder and director of the summer music festival Pianofest in the Hamptons, New York, he also serves as the artistic director of the Cleveland International Piano Competition.
Photograph caption dated November 24, 1961 reads "13-year-old prodigy practices every day." The article partially reads "Paul Schenley (sic), 13, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Schenley (sic), 7709 Lemp Ave., has danced his hands across the piano keyboard on the average of five hours-a-day since he was five years old."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Schenly, Paul
Boys--California--San Fernando Valley
Pianists--United States
Musicians--United States
Sheet music--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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