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Paul Olefsky (1926–2013)

Paul Olefsky was born on January 4, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Hai Zheng. He died on January 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas, USA. See full bio »


(age 86) in Austin, Texas, USA

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Composer Meets Quartet
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 1987 Composer Meets Quartet (Video documentary short)
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The Cantilena Piano Quartet

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It is the obligation of the teacher to make the student independent of the teacher as soon as possible.


He was a cellist and teacher. He was a member of several American orchestras and a soloist in North America and Europe. He gave the first US performances of works by Kodály, Lutoslawski, Henze, and Ginastera. He taught cello and chamber music at the University of Texas at Austin for almost 4 decades. See more »

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