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John Jenkins

English Born 00 1592 Died 27 Oct 1678

Hailed as "America's first lady of the piano" by New York Daily News, Ruth Laredo has a distinguished worldwide reputation as a leading soloist, recitalist and recording artist. While she is particularly renowned as an interpreter of works by Russian, French and Spanish composers, her broad repertoire ranges from Beethoven to Barber.

A three-time Grammy award nominee, she has been widely lauded for her pioneering recordings projects. She was the first pianist to record Rachmaninov's complete solo piano works, a five-year undertaking for CBS Masterworks which produced seven discs.

An acknowledged authority on the literature for piano, she is a frequent guest critic on WQXR's "First Hearing" and correspondent for NPR's "Morning Edition"; a regular columnist for Keyboard Classics magazine; a lecturer-recitalist in an ongoing series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the subject of a television profile on CBS Sunday Morning; and honored by the MTNA Convention for "Distinguished Service to Music in America". She is also the author of The Ruth Laredo Becoming a Musician Book, a guide for aspiring pianists.

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