“The Steinway is the master piano of the world.”
Mr. Munz (1900-1976) made his solo debut at Aeolian Hall in New York on Oct. 20, 1922. The New York Times review called him “an absorbed artist, under whose hands mere tricks and graces of piano playing fall away as chips from the sculptor's chisel, while he lays bare the larger curves of sustained melody and inner meaning.” He played two other recitals that year, then made his orchestra debut with the New York Symphony.
Mr. Munz was much in demand into the 1940's as a soloist, appearing with the Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Minneapolis Symphonies regularly. His tours took him frequently to the Orient, Australia and all the music capitals of Europe and Latin America. In 1941, he performed at Carnegie Hall with the National Orchestral Association.
In addition to his teaching at Juilliard, Mr. Munz had taught earlier at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. He also taught for year at the Manhattan School of Music.