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Arturs Ozoliņš

Arthur (Marcello) Ozolins. Pianist, b Lübeck, Germany, of Latvian parents, 7 Feb 1946; naturalized Canadian 1964; B SC (Mannes College) 1967. Arthur Ozolins spent his childhood in Buenos Aires and his early teens in Toronto, where he studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music with Alberto Guerrero, Boris Roubakine, Raphael da Silva, and Jacques Abram. At 14 he was chosen by Walter Susskind to perform a concerto with the National Youth Orchestra, and the following year he appeared twice with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He spent the years 1963-4 in Paris as a pupil of Nadia Boulanger, and the years 1964-7 in New York with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music, from which he graduated with the highest academic average in the college's history to that date. He continued to study with Reisenberg in New York and 1969-70 with Vlado Perlmuter in Paris. In 1968 he won first prize in the CBC Talent Festival and also in the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra competition

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