|1939||Dinorah Varsi is born on November 15, the daughter of Héctor Varsi Cavajani and María Celia Pérez Lestring de Varsi, in Montevideo, Uruguay.|
|1944||At the age of four, she begins her studies with Sarah Bourdillon de Santórsola. Just three months later she makes her first public appearance, performing works by Haydn, Bach, Schumann and Mozart.|
|1945||Her first recording session, including the Chopin Waltz in A minor (live 1) takes place. Erich Kleiber, who is present, afterwards hands her a written greeting “With best wishes for your bright future.”|
|1946||Her first solo recital.|
|1949||Her debut performance, playing Bach’s F minor Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.|
|1950||Concert and recording of the same concerto with the OSSODRE in Montevideo (live 1).|
|1952||Performance of Mozart’s D minor Concerto in the Teatro Solís.|
|1955||Concert and recording of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the OSSODRE (live 1).|
|1956||With the same orchestra she performs Maurice Ravel’s Concerto in G major.|
|1957||An appearance with the Erich Kleiber Quartet so deeply impresses Paul Kletzki that he introduces her in the United States a few years later.|
|1960||Wins the ‘Jorge Lalewitz’ Competition in Buenos Aires.|
|1961||USA debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Kletzki, playing Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto. After this she gives two more piano recitals. A scholarship then enables her to study at Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris with Mme de Bascourret Guéraldy. In September, she is a finalist in the Geneva Competition; no first prize is awarded.|
|1962||Wins the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona.|
|1963||Finishes her studies at Ecole Nomale de Musique in Paris with distinction.|
|1964||Attends a masterclass by Géza Anda; she attends a further two in the next two years. In London, Dinorah Varsi is awarded the Harriet Cohen Medal.|
|1965||Studies in New York with Leonard Shure.|
|1966||Moves to Lenzburg, Switzerland.|
|1967||Wins the international Clara Haskil Competition in Lucerne.|
|1970||First recording session at Philips, where she is awarded an exclusive artist contract. She will make seven further recordings for the label.|
|1972||South Africa tour.|
|1981||Records Chopin’s two Cycles of Etudes for the Intercord label.|
|1986||harmonia mundi releases her recording of all Chopin’s Mazurkas (studio 20 + 21). The recording is the NZfM’s Record of the Month.|
|1987||harmonia mundi releases her recording of Chopin’s Nocturnes (studio 22 + 23). The NDR produces ‘Portrait of a Pianist’ (film 39).|
|1988||harmonia mundi releases her recording of Chopin’s Impromtus, Preludes and Fantasy (studio 24).|
|1990||Appointment to teach at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, where she works until 1996 as a visiting professor. In her inaugural year the rbb broadcasts a recording of a masterclass from the Musikhochschule (film 37).|
|1995||Mediaphon releases a live recording of Brahms’ two piano concertos (live 12 + 13). She records further CDs in the coming years of works by Franck, Debussy and Ustvolskaya (studio 28), Chopin (studio 19) and Brahms (studio 14) for this label.|
|1997||rbb films the two-part portrait of the musician Dinorah Varsi, ‘Clavierissimo I‘ and ‘Clavierissimo II’ (film 38 + 39).|
|2004||Japan tour and recording of a recital (film 40).|
|2008||Recording of an early piano concerto by Mendelssohn for the Orfeo label.|
|2009||Withdrawal from concert life.|
|2013||Dinorah Varsi dies on 17 June in Berlin.|
Claude Debussy: "Golliwogg's Cakewalk" from Children's Corner
Johann Sebastian Bach: BWV 856 – Dinorah Varsi explains and plays (English subtitles)
Frédéric Chopin: "Berceuse" op.57
César Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue
Alberto Ginastera: "Danza del gaucho matrero" from Danzas Argentinas op.2
Alexander Scriabin: Etude op.8/12
Robert Schumann: "Aufschwung" from Fantasiestücke op.12
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Dr. Monica Steegmann
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