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In 1947, Menahem Pressler, played in Downers Grove in the third concert of the first season of the Downers Grove Concert Association.

Pressler, an Indiana University School of Music faculty member since 1955, is internationally recognized as a pianist and is a co-founder and member of the renowned Beaux Arts Trio. He is active worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras and string quartets.

Menahem Pressler

Pressler has received numerous awards, including England's Record of the Year Award, four Grammy nominations, Musical America's Ensemble of the Year in 1997 with the Beaux Arts Trio, and the German Recording Award. He was a winner of the Debussy Competition in San Francisco and has served as a juror for the Van Cliburn and Queen Elisabeth competitions. He regularly presents master classes worldwide. He has recorded almost the entire chamber literature with piano on the Philips label.

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