Abba Bogin



Competition Winner

Born: November 24, 1925

Died: August 25, 2011

Abba Bogin was an American pianist, conductor, musical director and arranger. A graduate of the Curtis Institute, Bogin studied with Iasabelle Vengerova. While at Curtis, he won the Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition in 1947 as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra Youth Competition.

His career began in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1946 appearing as a guest conductor and/or soloist with orchestras. He was pianist for the New York Philharmonic from 1956-1962, and music editor for Frank Music Corporation from 1958-1960. He made several appearances at The White House during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson conducting two performances of "Salute to American Musical Theatre" as well as was the musical director for "Fiorello!"


1947 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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