Piatigorsky Archives

Gregor Piatigorsky
Colburn School
200 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
Carol Merrill-Mirsky

Archives and Collections

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.