Artist's Biography

Ruth Laredo

Tuned in concert 5/7/77 (Norwalk, CT.)

Ruth Laredo has achieved a reputation as one of the world's foremost pianist.

 A native of Detroit, Michigan, she studied with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute of Music and made her orchestral debut with Leopold Stokowski and the American Symphony.

 Miss Laredo has appeared with most of the major U.S. orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the National Symphony.

 Following a sensational debut with Boulez and the New York Philharmonic, she received reviews: "Smashing, sensational" (N.Y. Post). "Astonishing" (N.Y. Times), "Total triumph" (Byron Belt). The Newhouse Newspaper raved that she is "one of today"s dream keyboard artists." After a performance by Miss Laredo one reviewer stated, in the Tulsa Daily World, "Not only is she a concert pianist but she can also be said to be one of the few keyboard orchestrators of our time."

 Miss Laredo is widely recognized for her recordings of the complete Scriabin Sonatas and Preludes, as well as her the "best of the year," Stereo Review and Saturday Review magazines. Currently (1977) she is recording the complete solo works of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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