Stanley Gardner

Stanley Gardner. Pianist, teacher, b Sherbrooke, Que, 13 Dec 1890, d Montreal 17 Aug 1945. He moved to Montreal as a boy and studied piano with Stratford Dawson. About 1912 he went to Berlin, where he spent a few years studying with Ferruccio Busoni and also with Egon Petri.

Gardner, Stanley

Stanley Gardner. Pianist, teacher, b Sherbrooke, Que, 13 Dec 1890, d Montreal 17 Aug 1945. He moved to Montreal as a boy and studied piano with Stratford Dawson. About 1912 he went to Berlin, where he spent a few years studying with Ferruccio Busoni and also with Egon Petri. Returning to Montreal, he opened a studio and taught until his death. Samuel Dolin, Rose Goldblatt and Dorothy Morton were among his pupils. Besides giving numerous recitals on his own in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada, he and Goldblatt formed a piano duo which appeared frequently 1936-45 in public recitals and broadcasts. He was one of the early exponents in Canada of the piano music of Debussy and Ravel, and his programs also featured works by North American composers.