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Madame Isabelle Vengerova
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Di Bonaventura devoted an extensive portion of his 1991 Interview for Fanfare magazine to discussing Mme Vengerova’s teaching: “She changed my life physically at the piano and musically at the same time, without my realizing it was taking place. My ear was suddenly being trained the way it had never been trained before. The things I began looking for in music were completely different. She was the most profound influence on my life, a remarkable woman. It's sad to me now that one hears Vengerova stories. One of the reasons I got into teaching was to further her legacy, the approach to the piano she espoused.”   Excerpt from interview with Leslie Gerber in Fanfare Magazine Issue 14:5 (May/June 1991)