Arthur Rubinstein was born in Lodz, Poland on January 28,1887. By the age of four he was recognized as a child prodigy. He gave his first public performance at the age of seven. At the age of 10 he moved to Berlin to continue studying. He gave a performace with the Berlin Philarmaonic at the age of 13. In 1904 he moved to Paris to continue his career, there he worked with many of the leading artist of the time. He became a US citizen in 1934.
Rubinstein was one of the first pianists to use the then-new medium of electronic recording, committing nearly his entire repertoire to vinyl. His command of the musical literature was vast, and included Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Schumann.
Rubenstein continued to actively perform until age 90.