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 Clara Haskil

Clara Haskil

Birth
Bucharest, Bucuresti Municipality, Romania
Death 7 Dec 1960 (aged 65)
Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 7294 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Bucharest, Romania, she was a pianist renowned as an interpreter of the classical and early romantic passages. She began her career as a child prodigy at the Bucharest Conservatory, made her public debut in Paris at age 10 and graduated from the Paris Conservatoire in 1910, at age 15. She began to tour Europe, the USA and with the outbreak of World War II, she was trapped in occupied Paris, but was able to escape to Marseilles. After the war, she enjoyed her greatest successes with a busy concert and recording schedule that took her around the world. She appeared as a soloist with the foremost orchestras and was particularly noted for her performances and recordings of W.A. Mozart. She died from complications of a fall she suffered in a Brussels, Belgium, railway station.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7294
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clara Haskil (7 Jan 1895–7 Dec 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7294, citing Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .