Thern, Willi



Concert pianist, who with his brother, was most successful as an ensemble player. He was born at Ofen, and after some lessons from his father went to Leipsic to study under Moscheles and Reinecke. After a very successful appearance at the Gewandhaus in Leipsic, with his brother he entered into his first extended concert tour in 1866. They made long professional tours to Belgium, Holland, Germany, England and Paris, and they are now popular piano teachers in Vienna. Under their father's instruction they attained marvelous proficiency in playing together.