The Valkyrie of the Piano: Teresa Carreño - WednesdaysWomen

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She toured America as a wonder child following her debut with five New York concerts before hitting Boston, where she sold out a dozen more. In Europe, she became well known before her 13th birthday. That same year, she performed for President and Mrs. Lincoln at the White House, where they were mourning the death of their son, later writing that the Lincolns were “so very nice” she forgot to be nervous about her performance. Fifty-three years later, she returned to the White House to perform for President Woodrow Wilson.

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