Rachmaninoff's pupil signs record deal at 96 years old

Rachmaninoff's pupil signs record deal at 96 years old

A pianist who is the last living pupil of Rachmaninoff hopes to become a chart topper after signing a new record deal aged 96. Ruth Slenczynska was born in 1925 in California and became famed as a child prodigy, giving piano concerts in Berlin and Paris from the age of six, before being instructed by the great Rachmaninoff himself. Now the last living pupil of the Russian composer is hoping to top the charts after signing a record deal with Decca, with music executives saying she is still "at the top of her game". Slenczynska said the new album - entitled My Life In Music - was "unbelievable", adding: "Whoever heard of a pianist my age making another album? "I'm grateful if they like the music. Music is meant to …
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