Teacher Lineage

Los Angeles, California

Sol Kaplan 1919-1990  – my mother’s brother  who graduatefd Curtis in 3 areas:

  • Piano – Vangerova
  • Conducting – Reiner
  • Composition – Scalero

Isabelle Vengerova 1877-1956

Theodor Leschetizky

  • (Leszetycki) 1830-1915 Vienna

Liszt 1811-1886

Czerny 1791-1857

  • Liszt, Leshetizky – Czerny

Beethoven 1770-1827    

Victoria Front (deceased)

  • married Theodore Front, editor

Bela Bartok 1881-1945

Istvan Thoman 1862-1940

Franz Liszt 1811-1886

Aube Tzerko 1907-1995

  • Schnabel’s assistant in Germany
  • Teacher of Leon Fleisher 1928 –

Artur Schnabel 1882-1951

Theodor Leschetizky 1830-1915

  • Franz Liszt 1811-1886

Carl Czerny 1791-1857 

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827

Arthur Rubinstein 1887-1982

Karl Heinrich Barth 1847-1922

  • Berlin

Hans von Bulow 1830-1894

  • Carl Tausig 1841-1871

Friedrich Wieck 1785-1873

  • (Clara’s father)
  • Franz Liszt 1811-1886

Leonard Stein 1916-2004

  • Theory, composition
  • Musicologist
  • Schoenberg’s Assistant
  • Arnold Schoenberg 1874-1951

Gregor Piatigorsky 1903-1976

  • Cellist – chamber music

Los Angeles, Aspen and New York City

Rosina Lhevinne 1880-1976

  • Josef Lhévinne 1874-1944
  • Vasily Ilyich Safonov 1852-1918
  • Teodor Leszetycki 1830-1915
    •  Nikolai Zaremba 1821-1879

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Gyorgy Sebok   1922-1999

  • Product of Liszt Academy
  • Started staffed with Liszt’s students
  • Istvan Thoman 1860-1940
    • Ferruccio Busoni 1866-1924
    • Franz Liszt 1811-1886
  • Arnold Székely 1874-1958
    • Leo Weiner 1885-1960
    • Bela Bartok 1881-1945
  • Arnold Székely 1874-1958
    • pupil of Istvan Thoman
  • Hans Koessler 1853-1926
    • Composition teacher
    • Kodaly, Dohnanyi, Bartok, Weiner
  • Leo Weiner 1885-1960
    • Major Sebok influence
  • Istvan Thoman 1860-1940
    • Bartok’s piano teacher

Janos Starker –1924- 2013

  • Cellist – Chamber music, piano

Josef Gingold – 1909-1995

  • Violinist – Chamber music

Xannis Xenakis – 1922-2001

  • Composition

Mernahem Pressler 1923 – See Pressler genealogy chart below. Diagram used by permission © 2008 Eric Street, DMA