Piatigorsky Archives

Contact Information

Address
Colburn School 200 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours
By appointment
Contact
Carol Merrill-Mirsky
Archivist
213-621-1052
piatigorskyarchives@colburnschool.edu
Website

34.0541463, -118.2499605

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
No
Repository
Yes

Management

Archive / Collection information

Gregor Piatigorsky, the great master cellist of the 20th century, left a legacy of great music through his concerts, recordings, and films, and through his students. He also left a personal collection of approximately 19,000 items including photographs, music manuscripts, correspondence, concert programs, clippings, test pressings, commercial recordings, books, and ephemera. After his death in 1976, these materials remained at the Brentwood, California home he shared with his wife, Jacqueline. When she died in 2012 at the age of 100, Piatigorsky’s personal collection came to the Colburn School in Los Angeles.