Serkin, Peter

Serkin, Peter

(1947–  ) pianist; born in New York City (son of Rudolf Serkin). He studied in childhood with his father and made his public debut at age ten. From his teens he had an active career as a recitalist and performer with orchestras. For some time he concentrated on contemporary music and was a cofounder of the new-music quartet, Tashi. Later he returned to performing the whole range of piano repertoire.