Emil Gilels performs
1916 - 1985, was born in the Ukraine and began studying piano at age 5.
He made his first public appearance at the age of 12 and He graduated
from the Odessa Conservatory 1935. In 1938 he won first prize at the
Ysaÿe International Festival in Brussels by by a distinguished
jury whose members included Arthur Rubinstein, Walter Gieseking, Robert
Casadesus, and Arthur Bliss.
In this video, Emil Gilels and Andre Cluytens, conducting the RTF National
Orchestre perform the 2nd movement, ‘Adante semplice' from