Edmund Kurtz

Edmund Kurtz

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Cellist Edmund Kurtz is not related to another St. Petersburg musician of the same generation, conductor Efrem Kurtz. Edmund started piano lessons at the age of eight and did not do well with them. In 1917, he attended a concert that included a performance of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations and decided to become a cellist. His memories suggest he may have been drawn to the instrument because the soloist's chair was on a large box covered in red cloth. Kurtz's family left Russia... Read more

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