Timanoff, Vera



Russian pianist; noted for the brilliancy of her execution; was born at Ufa, where she received her early musical education under L. Nowitzky, progressing so rapidly that in her ninth year she appeared in public. She studied with Anton Rubinstein and with Tausig at Berlin, and was a pupil of Liszt at Weimar. She lived at St. Petersburg, Prague and Vienna successively, and made her London debut at the Promenade concerts at Covent Garden in 1880,  where she made a brilliant success in a series of six concerts. The following year she played at a Philharmonic concert,  rendering Chopin's  concerto in F minor with great brilliance, and in 1882 she played Liszt's Fantasia on The Ruins of Athens at the  Crystal Palace. Shortly afterwards she gave a concert, at which she played compositions by Liszt and her countrymen, Rubinstein and Moskowski. She has an excellent reputation throughout the Continent and in England as a brilliant and artistic player.