Legendary pianist Ruth Slenczynska celebrated her 97th birthday with a new record deal

Therese Murray
By Therese Murray
Updated February 23 2022 - 3:17am, first published January 21 2022 - 3:30pm
KEY-PING ON: Former child piano prodigy Ruth Slenczynska has signed a new record deal at the age of 97.

How does a 97-year-old pianist celebrate her birthday? By signing a major record deal - of course.


Therese Murray

Therese Murray

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