About Leon Fleisher
Legendary pianist Leon Fleisher represents the gold standard of musicianship. His musical pedigree alone is remarkable: he was the youngest-ever student of the great Artur Schnabel, who studied with keyboard giant Theodor Leschetizky, a pupil of Carl Czerny, who studied with Ludwig van Beethoven. He continues to impart his life-affirming artistry throughout the world, thriving in a sustained career as conductor and soloist, recitalist, chamber music artist, and master class mentor.
Fleisher has been named a Commander in the French Order of Arts & Letters by the French government, and holds numerous other accolades including the 2007 Kennedy Center Honors for his contribution to U.S. culture.