U of T Remembers: Boris Lysenko

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Boris Lysenko was an accomplished performer and an influential, beloved teacher

Boris Lysenko was a brilliant pianist and a riveting performer, but his greatest legacy was as a teacher, mentor and inspiration to dozens of musicians.

Lysenko, who died in August of a heart attack, spent three decades at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where he endeared himself to colleagues and students with his musicianship, gentlemanly manner, and love for the expressive nuance of performance.

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