Alexander Tamir - age: 92

Alexander Tamir

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ABOUT

Partner of Bracha Eden. They were known for being among the most accomplished of duo pianists and teachers.He met Eden while he was a student at the Rubin Academy. They were encouraged to become a duo by a classmate.He and Eden recorded the works of such composers as Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

BEFORE FAME

He was only 11 when he composed Shtilar, shtilar, a Yiddish song that was sung as a lullaby in the Vilna Jewish ghetto in order to avoid punishment from the Nazis.

PERSONAL LIFE

He was born Alexander Wolkovsky, but changed his last name to Tamir after moving to Jerusalem following World War II.

The meaning of the name Tamir: Rich

FUN FACTS

Pianist Alexander Tamir were born on Thursday, birthstone is Diamond, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Goat, it is 92 days until Alexander Tamir next birthday.

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