Charles Lynch (Pianist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Charles Edgeworth Cagney Lynch was an Irish pianist who premiered works by several important 20th-century composers.

Birth name: Charles Edgeworth Cagney Lynch
Born: Oct 22, 1906, Cork, Ireland
Died: 15, 1984, Cork, Ireland
Genres: Classical
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Piano

About Charles Lynch

Highly regarded musician who premiered many 20th century works. He was once called Ireland’s most imaginative pianist.

Before Fame

He earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, London, when he was 15.


He was a pacifist who sought refuge in Ireland during World War II. He made invaluable contributions to the country’s musical landscape.

Family Life

His parents weren’t directly involved with music. His father was a British army colonel. His mother was part of a successful business dynasty.


He was the first in England to perform Sergei Rachmaninoff‘s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor. He also received personal coaching on the piece from Rachmaninoff.

Information related to Charles Lynch (pianist)

  • Alumni of Cork Institute of Technology
  • Irish classical pianists
  • Musicians from County Cork
  • Academics of University College Cork
  • Alumni of the Royal Academy of Music

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Latest information about Charles Lynch updated on September 14, 2020.

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