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[This article appeared in Russian Composers and Musicians: A Biographical Dictionary, by Alexandria Vodarsky-Shiraeff, Greenwood Press, New York, 1969. Original H. W. Wilson, New York, 1940. This web version is dated 2 December 2001, revised 15 April 2003.]

Pachmann, Vladimir de, 1848-1933

Famous pianist. Born in Odessa, he studied music first with his father, who was a professor in Vienna University and a good violinist, and later with Dachs at Vienna Conservatory. His debut as concert pianist was made in Russia in 1869, after which he appeared in Vienna, Paris and London. In 1884, he married his pupil, Maggie Oakey [Okey], the pianist, but they later separated. He came to the United States for the first time in 1892 [1890], and made many concert tours in both Europe and America. He was a most gifted pianist, particularly famous for his interpretation of Chopin. He died in Rome in 1933.