William Grant Naboré
The pianist and pedagogue, William Grant Naboré was born in Roanoke, Virginia and studied with Kathleen Kelly Coxe and afterwards with the eminent musicologist, Anne McClenney at Hollins College in his early years. He received a full scholarship from the Italian Government to study at the venerable Academia di Santa Cecilia in Roma with Carlo Zecchi, a pupil of Busoni and Schnabel and with Renata Borgatti. He received his Masters Degree with honors from this institution and afterwards won the First Prize of Virtuosity and the Paderewski Award from the Conservatoire in Geneva. He. He received his Masters Degree with honors from this institution and afterwards won the First Prize of Virtuosity and the Paderewski Award from the Conservatoire in Geneva. He also studied in England with Denise Lassimonne, the adopted daughter and assistant of Tobias Matthay. He continued his studies with Alicia de Laroccha, Rudolf Serkin, George Szell and with Pierre Fournier for chamber music. He has played all over the world with important orchestras in prestigious venues and chamber music with famous ensembles such as the Amadeus, Talich, and Gabrieli Quartets.
Of a rare musical erudition and authority, he is one of the most respected and celebrated piano pedagogues of today and has formed some of the finest young pianists. He has given Masterclasses all over the world and was the founding director of the International Piano Foundation “Theo Lieven” in 1993 and in 2002 with Martha Argerich as Honorary President he created the International Piano Academy Lake Como on the shores of the famous lake. In 2017 he received the Vendome Award from the Orpheus Foundation of Switzerland for his outstanding contribution to classical music in discovering, nurturing and promoting exceptional young pianists. His fine discography is broad and eclectic. © D2C
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Classical - Released January 1, 1993 | Doron Music
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