This episode starts out a bit differently than others–you hear an excerpt of Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata Op.106 (allegro) performed by our guest.

🎹TPP team had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Halim: Steinway Artis, Sascha Gorodnitzki Music Professor of Piano Studies at New York University, and the “Last Pupil” of Vladimir Horowitz. We were so blown away by all the incredible stories and insights he shared and the name-dropping 🤯!

Mr. Halim shared such in-depth and personal stories with the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz while studying with the maestro in the late 1980s. You might have read Mr. Horowitz’s biography, Horowitz: His Life and Music, written by Harold C. Schonberg. One of the chapters of the book was titled “Last Pupil,” which was about Mr. Halim!

In the chapter, the author Schonberg describes what led Mr. Halim to become the last student of the Master, what his first lesson was like with the Master, and how their student-mentor relationship became complicated. Their encounter was in the late 1980s, and this biography was written in the 1990s by someone else besides Mr. Halim himself.

So, in 2022, Mr. Halim is ready to share his genuine and authentic perspectives after 2-3 decades and intimate memories about Mr. Horowitz…even at the Master’s funeral.

In this episode, you will hear a few TPP-exclusive 💣 stories about Mr. Horowitz you’ve never heard from anywhere else, and 👏 YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT!

[Mr. Halim’s In-Person & Livestream Concert on 9/22/2022!]


👉 He will be performing 🎹 all-Liszt program hosted by the American Liszt Society at Yamaha Artist Services Inc, in Midtown Manhattan, which will be live-streamed on YouTube:

[Eduardus Halim]

  • 📍 Website:
  • 📍 NYU Profile:
  • 📍 Watch his performance of “Hammerklavier”: