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International Piano Archives at Maryland

Hours:

By appointment,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Contact:

Donald Manildi
IPAM Curator

Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
(301) 405-9224
E-mail: godowsky@umd.edu


Leonard Eisner Collection

Picture of Leonard Eisner, pianistLeonard Eisner was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 29th, 1920. After graduating from Juilliard and a stint in the army, Eisner made his professional debut in 1946 at Town Hall in New York City. This led to an extensive touring career that took him all over North America, Europe and Japan. Aside from performing, Eisner was also an accomplished teacher. He was a faculty member at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Usdan Center for the Arts. He was also an affiliate teacher at SUNY-Purchase and had adjunct faculty appointments at Hunter College and Queens College. He was also a member of the piano faculty at Juilliard's Pre-College division, part of a 63-year association with the school. Eisner died in 1991.