Pruckner, Dionys



German pianist and teacher; born at Munich. He studied under Niest, and, after playing at the Gewandhaus concerts at seventeen years of age, was a pupil of Liszt, at Weimar, from 1852 till about 1855. He then made Vienna his home, and from there went on concert tours. In 1859 he was appointed piano teacher at the Conservatory in Stuttgart, and in that city he and Edmond Singer established successful chamber-music concerts. In 1871 and 1872 he toured America with great success, and appeared for a short time at New York in 1874. He was appointed pianist to the King of Wurtemburg in 1864, and in 1868 was given the title of professor. He died at Heidelberg.