Oleg Maisenberg

Philippe Hirshhorn…
While still in Moscow, I heard about this "Miracle from Leningrad".
Somewhat later we became acquainted and I was amazed by his vitality, temperament, wit and his physical beauty. Still later we met in Lockenhaus and made music together. That is when I understood why Philippe is legendary! Nowhere, never and from no other performer did I hear a sound like this; his playing was perfection, natural and without putting on airs.
I believe we showed a great liking for one another and mutual sympathy in our relationship.
Poor Philippe… He left us so early…