The Geneva pianist Dominique Weber, a professor at HEM, has died suddenly after a prolonged and painful illness. He was 63.
Leon Fleisher’s assistant at Peabody, he made a dazzling New York debut where he was likened to Lipatti. But a hand injury put paid to his performing career and he turned his attention to teaching. He took over Eduardo Vercelli’s classes at HEM and at the Conservatoire Tibor Varga in Sion in the early 1990s.