Henry Neuhaus was
born on April, 12 1888 in Elisavetgrad, today Kirovograd. He got the primary musical
education from his father, the founder of the local musical school. On finishing the high
school he studied under the guidance of the pianist L.Godovsky in Berlin. Later on he
entered the Vienna Academy of Music. On returning home, Neuhaus worked in the local
department of education. With his second cousin, famous Polish composer K.Shymanovsky,
Henry Neuhaus founded the chamber society, delivered lectures. In 1920 Neuhaus became a
professor of Kiev and in 1922 - of Moscow conservatoires.