Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hofmann, Josef
HOFMANN, JOSEF, a famous Polish musician; born in Cracow in 1877, but at present residing in America. After studying with his father, a celebrated musician of Warsaw, and with Rubinstein, he made his début as a pianist when but six years of age, and proved himself one of the most celebrated of musical prodigies. When he was ten years old, having already toured Europe, he came to America. Returning to Europe he lived in retirement until 1894 when he again toured the Continent and the United States. No living pianist is his superior, and he is equally at home in classic, romantic or modern music.