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American child prodigy pianist Willie Pape plays his first public concert in London

William Pape, detail
04/27/1863
Thirteen year-old Willie Pape, a child prodigy American pianist from Mobile, Alabama, performed for the first time in England at the Hanover Street Rooms in London to great acclaim.  He had been playing in public for some years, in New York, Cuba, and Canada before coming to England, where he stayed for some years, returning to the United States in 1875.  He returned to Mobile, became a medical doctor and taught at the Medical College in his home city.  He died in 1901.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Master Willie Pape, the American Pianist," Illustrated London News, June 20, 1863, p. 681.

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