Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameMax Gabriel PIRANI 6
Birth4 Aug 1898, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.496,739
Death5 Aug 1975, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia740
Birth4 Aug 1898, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia741
FatherSamuel Gabriel PIRANI (1853-1930)
MotherSarah Susan FRANKEL (1866-1927)
Death1980, London, England
Marriage1927, London, England
ChildrenFelix Arnold Edward (1928-2015)
 Gina (1934-)
Notes for Max Gabriel PIRANI
Pirani, Max (Gabriel). Pianist, teacher, b Melbourne 4 Aug 1898, d London 5 Aug 1975. His studies at the Melbourne Cons and later with Max Vogrich in New York preceded the formation (1923) of the Pirani Trio with the violinist Leila Doubleday (later Pirani) and the cellist Charles Hambourg. In 1926 Pirani joined the faculty of the RAM. After visiting Australia and New Zealand in 1940-41, he moved to Canada and served 1941-7 as director of the music department of the Banff SFA. He was a recitalist 1942-4 at the WOCM, and the founding director 1944-8 of the Music Teachers' College at the University of Western Ontario. His Canadian pupils included Dorothy Bee, Gordon K. Greene, Audrey Johannesen, Warren Mould, and John Searchfield. In 1948 he returned to England, thereafter publicizing and developing the technique of Emanuel Moor and completing the definitive biography Emanuel Moor (London 1959). In Pirani's obituary in The Times (12 Aug 1975) Sir Thomas Armstrong wrote: '[Pirani's] methods derived from the main-stream of European pianism... and they were always at the service of an exceptionally broad and discriminating musicianship.'

Article by Gordon K. Greene from the Canadian Encyclopedia,
with e-mailed corrections by Felix Pirani, 21 Feb 2005.
Last Modified 13 Jan 2013Created 21 Mar 2024 by Jim Falk