Ruth Geiger



Competition Winner

Born: January 30, 1923 (Vienna, Austria)

Died: 2016

Ruth Geiger was born in Vienna, Austria in 1923. In 1938, she came to the United States to study at Juilliard receiving her diploma in 1944 under the tutelage of Joseph Lhevinne. While still at Juilliard, in 1943, she won the Naumburg piano award.

Geiger performed throughout the United States, Europe and Canad receiving praise from audiences and crritics alike. She appeared as soloist with orchestra: New Philharmonia of Londonm the Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, and the English Chamber Orchestra. She regularly recorded for the BBC and other radio orchestras, including the Scottish BBC Orchestra. Geiger recorded the complete Schubert sonatas for Radio Basel and performed in a live broadcast for the BBC recital series at St. John's Smith Square in London.

Ruth Geiger, Franz Schubert – Schubert Piano Sonata in Cd ...

Ruth Geiger with Gary Graffman and the widow of Sergei Rachmaninoff


1943 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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