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Clifford Henry Herzer (November 9, 1907 - February 2, 1989) was a widely known concert pianist, who founded his own school of music in the East after training under Nema Phipps. Robert Neal socialized with young American concert pianist Clifford Herzer while both were in London, and gave William Perry Gundry reviews of his concerts.
Clifford Henry Herzer was born in Albion, Michigan, on November 9, 1907, the son of Dr. H.A. Herzer and Myrtle Herzer. The musical abilities and reputation of Clifford Herzer were well known in the music world. His New York recitals were always eagerly anticipated as were the concerts he gave throughout the country. His teachers in the U.S. included Josef Lhevinne, Rosina Lhevinne and Harold Bauer and he studied for five years in London, England, with Tobias Matthay, teacher of Dame Myra Hess. Herzer made his London debut at Wigmore Hall and subsequently played in Italy, Austria, Norway, West Germany, France and Holland. Upon his return to the US he made his Town Hall debut and then became a regular feature on New York's aristocratic WQXR's radio station playing more than 600 recitals in five years. In addition to his concert activities he was the director of the Clifford Herzer Piano School in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
He died on February 2, 1989 at 81 years old, in Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City County, Virginia.
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