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           YOLANDA MERO – PIANIST

Rare  7" x 11" sepia photograph of the Hungarian-American pianist, New York, December 24, 1920.  

Mero (1887-1963) studied with her Father, an amateur pianist and then Augusta Rennebaum at the National Conservatory in Budapest.  Rennebaum was a pupil of Lena Ramann a pupil of Liszt and one of his biographers.  Mero made her debut at 15 with the Gewerbehausorchester in Dresden and was a sensational success.  Immediate performances were scheduled throughout Europe for recitals and performances with orchestra, including the Concerts Colonne and the Concertgebouw.   In 1909 she moved to the United States and  made her American debut at Carnegie Hall.  A month and a half later, she married Hermann Irion, the General Manager of Steinway and Sons.  Mero was rated a “Class A” Steinway artist with her own tuner and special publicity.  She made her second appearance also at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic and Gustav Mahler at the podium.  Mero continued to concertize through 1931, when she helped found The Musicians Emergency Fund, where she was appointed Chairman.  Wonderful recordings do exist of the pianist.

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