Cherkassky, Shura

BORN 7 Oct 1911, Odessa - DIED 27 Dec 1995, London
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery East, Swain's Lane, Highgate

Shura Serkassy was the son of a dentist and a piano teacher. During the Russian Revolution the family fled to the United States. He was a pupil of Joseph Hofmann at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Like Horowitz and Rubinstein he was among the most important pianists of the romantic school. He moved to London in 1961 and he gave concerts until the end of his life and made many recordings.


The grave of Shura Cherkassky at Highgate Cemetery (East), London.
Picture by Androom (18 Mar 2006)


Shura Cherkassky

Cherubini, Luigi

Published: 17 Dec 2006
Last update: 19 Jan 2022