Anatolij Katz was born in Leningrad
(today St.Petersburg), where he accomplished his musical study tasks
at the "Rimskij-Korsakov" Conservatory. Then he went to Moscow
were he got his high degree at the "Ciajkovskij" Conservatory,
with the Teacher Nina Emel'janova, who was a Heinrich Neuhaus' pupil.
During 1961 he won the "Pansoviet piano competition" and in 1963
the International competition "Prague Spring".
The huge repertoir of Anatolij Katz encompasses the baroque as well
the contemporary music. He gives solo concerts, with and without
orchestra, and chamber music performances. He regularly works with the
violinist Igor Ojstrach, and used to work in the past also with the
cellists Mstislav Rostropovic and Svjatoslav Knussevizkij. He gave
tours in Japan, Europe, URSS. He also made many recordings of his
teaches solo piano at the State Conservatory of the Russian Town Saratov,
where he also is the soloist at the city Philarmonic Orchestra. He was one
of the promoters of the first Russian festival devoted to Heinrich Neuhaus.
Starting from some years ago, he often comes to Italy, hosted by various
Musical Societies, where he holds many Master Classes and gives several
his Diary, talking about a competition at the Moscow Conservatory,
Heinrich Neuhaus wrote: "When listening the Anatolij Katz'
performances, I can feel a great deal of gratification. He is a true
musician, having noble feelings, and he makes use of his instruments in a
are part of a Concert that Katz gave in Rome, in 21st of March, 1994. Click
here to see the complete
these files are Mp3 Stereo 44100 96 Kbit/sec High Quality.