Richard Tetley-Kardos

Richard Tetley-Kardos, internationally acclaimed pianist, began his musical career on the west coast of the United States when he was seven. At eight, he was writing melodies, and at eleven, he gave his first concert. When he was sixteen, Tetley-Kardos was carrying a schedule of thirty concerts a year. Twice soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, acclaimed at Hollywood Bowl, the pianist was a musical institution on the west coast before he had reached twenty. Radio and Television brought him a more extensive audience, and soon Tetley-Kardos was in demand as a recitalist and soloist all over the country. And finally, in his debut at Carnegie Hall was greeted with the same critical superlatives that attended his west coast triumphs.

Steadily adding laurels to his ever-expanding career, Tetley-Kardos embarked upon what proved to be a world tour. Following a number of engagements in Latin America, he accepted an invitation to appear in the Far East in Japan, besides appearing in more than twenty cities, in solo, orchestra and radio engagements. Then en route to Europe, Tetley-Kardos played before highly enthusiastic audiences in Hong Kong, India and Pakistan.       

The European debut of Richard Tetley-Kardos took place in Paris, and so successful was it, that by the close of the following season, he had fulfilled a record ninety-one concert engagements. Berlin's Der Kurier acclaimed him as "truly magnificent;" Paris found his "effortless virtuosity" a "revelation," and the next few years were devoted to repeating these triumphs in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, North Africa and Holland.



CD 72052
Richard Tetley-Kardos - Glazunov & Reger

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Glazunov - Sonata
Reger - Improvisationen
Reger - Intermezzi

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